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Bayonne to offer free four-hour parking for the holidays

The free parking for non-commercial vehicles will run until January 2, 2023

Free parking is now available for shoppers just in time for the holidays. Photo courtesy of the city.

The Bayonne Parking Utility lots will offer free four-hour parking for non-commercial vehicles from Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, Mayor James Davis has announced.

Regular parking charges in the lots will resume for non-commercial vehicles on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2022.

“The purpose of the four-hour free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop and dine in Bayonne during the holiday season,” Davis said.

Davis thanked the Bayonne Parking Utility for supporting the four-hour free parking policy again this year.

“The Parking Utility deserves our gratitude for offering free four-hour parking to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2022 holiday season,” he said.

The four-hour program does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters, Davis said. All commercial and non-commercial drivers must continue feeding the meters on the streets.

The paid permit program for commercial vehicles that park overnight in the lots will remain in effect, Davis said.

On certain dates in the holiday season that will be announced, parking
charges will not be enforced for the entire day. According to Davis, otherwise, the free parking will be limited to four hours.

In some previous years, Davis said there was free parking around the clock for a month. However, the program was abused by certain commuters who left their vehicles in free spaces all day, in order to avoid paying for spaces at Light Rail stations.

According to Davis, that is why the holiday season parking program was modified to allow four hours of free parking at a time for a given non-commercial vehicle.

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