The City of Bayonne will offer free, four-hour holiday parking in utility lots from December 1st through January 2nd, 2023, Mayor Jimmy Davis announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“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,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.
“The Parking Utility deserves our gratitude for offering free four-hour parking to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2022 holiday season.”
The four-hour program does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters, meaning that all commercial and non-commercial drivers must continue feeding the meters on the streets.
Additionally, the paid permit program for commercial vehicles that park overnight in the lots will remain in effect.
On certain dates in the holiday season that will be announced in the future, parking charges will not be enforced for the entire day. Otherwise, the free parking will be limited to four hours.
In prior years, 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.
For this reason, the holiday season parking program was modified this year, officials said.