The Bayonne Parking Utility will be offering free four-hour parking for non-commercial vehicles during the holidays, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The purpose of the four-hour free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop in Bayonne during the holiday season,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.
“The Parking Utility deserves our thanks for offering free four-hour parking to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2021 holiday season.”
The four-hour parking program will be offered between Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 through Sunday, January 2nd, 2022.
The four-hour program does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street
parking meters. 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, parking charges will not be enforced for the entire day. Otherwise, the free parking will be limited to four hours.
Officials acknowledged that around the clock free parking had been offered in the past, but the program was abused by some commuters who left their vehicles in free spaces all day, in order to avoid paying for spaces at light rail stations.