Starting Friday November 29th shoppers in designated commercial districts throughout Providence can park for FREE for up to 2 hours from 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday until the 1st of January.
The free parking program is designed to make it easier for shopper to patronize local businesses.
"It is important to support our local retailers and small businesses during the busy holiday sales season. By offering free parking throughout the season, shoppers can visit and support our shops and restaurants and our entire local economy," said Mayor Taveras.
Free parking will be offered in the following commercial districts:
Atwells Avenue – Bradford Street to Knight Street
Broad Street – Public Street to Montgomery Street
Downtown Providence – bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset Street, - Empire Street and Pine Street (from Dorrance Street to Dyer Street)
Hope Street – Rochambeau Avenue to Blackstone Boulevard
North Main Street – Thomas Street to Park Row
Olneyville Square – Route 10 to Sydney Street and Delaine Street to Atwood Street to Magnolia Street
South Main Street – James Street to Packet Street
Thayer Street – Meeting Street to Bowen Street
Wayland Square – East Angell Street/Angell Street to Gano Street and Wayland Avenue from Angell Street to Pitman Street
Wickenden/Ives – Wickenden Street at Benefit Street to Ives Street at Preston Street
Little reminder: While parking is FREE it is restricted to 2-hours.