PROVIDENCE – Two hours of free parking for holiday shopping will available in the city beginning Black Friday.
The free parking program – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays – will end Sunday, Jan. 1. It includes the following areas:
Downtown Providence (bounded by Steeple Street, west to Interstate 95; I-95 south to Interstate 195; I-195 east to Point Street; Point Street to Wickenden Street; north on South Main Street to North Main Street at Steeple Street.)
Broad Street – Public Street to Montgomery Street
Atwells Avenue – Bradford Street to Knight Street
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 – Wickenden Street to Packet Street
Wayland Square – East Angell/Angell Street to Gano Street; Wayland Avenue from Angell Street to Pitman Street
Hope Street – Rochambeau Avenue to Blackstone Boulevard
Wickenden/Ives – Wickenden Street at Benefit Street to Ives Street at Preston Street
Thayer Street – Meeting Street to Bowen Street
Shoppers must pay the meter beyond the 2 hours; tickets will be issued for those that do not and for cars parked in prohibited areas.