Providence free parking begins Friday

Parking will be free for two hours in commercial districts in Providence from Black Friday through New Year’s Day.
Posted 11/21/11

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.

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