2016-04-28 / Front Page

May 1 Means Meters

The city is gearing up for another tourist season.

Beginning May 1, metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.

The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour, payable in increments of 25 cents. Parking on Memorial Boulevard at Easton’s Beach is $2 per hour. All city meters now accept credit cards or coins.

The “Pay & Display” units located at the parking lots at Touro Street and Long Wharf, and a “Pay-by- Plate” unit located on Narragansett Avenue near Forty Steps, accept credit cards, bills and coins. The rate at the Touro Street and Long Wharf lots and Narragansett Avenue is $1.25 per hour, payable in one-hour increments.

Cars with a resident sticker are still required to pay for parking at metered spaces.

The Gateway Visitor’s Center parking lot will be open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. The Mary Street parking lot will be open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. The basic rate is $2 for the first half-hour and $1.50 for each half-hour thereafter.

City residents displaying a valid resident sticker are entitled to up to three hours of continuous parking once per day in the Gateway and Mary Street lots.

Parking is restricted in designated areas to vehicles displaying residential permits, a general visitor pass, or a temporary residential parking permit. Resident stickers are available in the collections office at City Hall.

Signage will detail parking restrictions in each area. The residential parking program is explained in Chapter 10.32 of the city’s Code of Ordinances, available on the city’s website at cityofnewport.com.

Questions concerning the city’s parking lots and metered parking should be directed to the transportation supervisor at 401-845-5712. Questions concerning parking in general or the city’s parking regulations should be addressed to Sgt. Jonathan Cortes at 401-845-5717 or at jcortes@cityofnewport.com.

Residential permits are required through Oct. 1, while parking meters are enforced through Oct. 31.

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