Drivers Offered Two Hours of Free Parking at Boston's Meters on Select Days this Holiday Season
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For Immediate Release
November 24, 2014
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Tracey Ganiatsos


The City of Boston today announced that two hours of free parking will be provided at the city’s 8,000 metered spaces on select days this holiday season.  Parking meters are conveniently located throughout Boston’s Downtown, as well as in several of the city’s residential neighborhoods that also host thriving commercial districts.


“The winter holidays are a great time to experience Boston,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  “People visit from around the world to dine, shop, visit our arts and cultural attractions, attend sporting events, or just take a stroll and soak up the holiday spirit.  Offering free, curbside parking is one way that we are welcoming people to our city this holiday season.”


Two hours of free parking at metered spaces will be offered in Boston on the following days.


1)      Friday, November 28

2)      Saturday, November 29

3)      Saturday, December 6

4)      Saturday, December 13

5)      Saturday, December 20


While payment at meters will not be required on these five days, the time limit on the meters will be in effect.  The purpose of this is to allow as many drivers as possible a chance to take advantage of this opportunity.


“We are pleased to provide this incentive to Boston’s residents and visitors,” said James E. Gillooly, Interim Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department.  “Boston’s meters are located in some of the liveliest, most popular areas of the city, and free parking at them on weekends during the busy holiday season is a bonus that I encourage drivers to enjoy.”


The standard maximum time limit at the vast majority of Boston’s meters is two hours.  However, at a limited number of meters, it is indicated on the meter that parking is regularly allowed for a maximum of four hours.  At these meters, four hours of free parking will be provided on these five days.  Parking at meters in Boston is always free on Sundays and no maximum time limit is enforced.



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