With restaurants opening up for outdoor seating and takeout, and other small businesses starting to reopen, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced last week that free two-hour parking will be available in designated commercial districts throughout Providence. Running from May 22 through July 31, 2020, the free two hours will be offered from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day in the areas below:

  • Atwells Ave. – Bradford St. to Knight St.
  • Spruce St. – Dean St. to Acorn St.
  • Dean St. – Atwells Ave. to West Exchange St.
  • Acorn St. – Spruce St. to Atwells Ave.
  • Bradford St. – Atwells Ave. to Jones St.
  • Bond St. – Atwells Ave. to Spruce St.
  • Broad St. – Public St. to Montgomery St.
  • Downtown Providence – Bounded by Fountain St., Memorial Blvd., Weybosset St., Empire St. and Friendship St. (from Dyer St. to Dorrance St.)
  • Hope St. – Rochambeau Ave. to Blackstone Blvd.
  • North Main St. – Thomas St. to Park Row
  • Olneyville Sq. – Route 10 to Sydney St. and Delaine St. to Atwood St. to Magnolia St.
  • South Main St. – James St. to Packet St.
  • Point St. – From Eddy St. to East Franklin St.
  • Thayer St. – Bowen St. to Waterman St.
  • Wayland Sq. – East Angell St./Angell St. to Gano St. and Wayland Ave. from Angell St. to Pitman St.
  • Wickenden St./Ives St. – Wickenden St. at Benefit St. to Ives St. at Preston St.

Parking time limits and illegal parking will still be enforced during this time. For more information visit rethinkpvd.com.