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Boston Drivers Reminded that Parking Meters are Free on Weekends through Christmas

December 11, 2014

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Area drivers are reminded that there are still two weekends remaining to take advantage of the City of Boston’s holiday parking incentive.  Two hours of free parking is allowed at all 8,000 metered parking spaces in Boston on Saturday, December 13, and Saturday, December 20.  No time limit is enforced on Sundays.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “Boston is festive during the holiday season.  The decorations are up, shops and restaurants are bustling, and there are a large variety of cultural events to enjoy.  Free metered parking is a bonus that the City of Boston is happy to provide to our residents and visitors.”

Parking meters are conveniently located throughout Boston’s Downtown, as well as in several of the city’s residential neighborhoods that also host thriving Main Streets districts.  While payment at meters is not required on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the time limit on the meters remains in effect to allow as many drivers as possible a chance to benefit from this opportunity.

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 Saturdays.