Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that there will be free parking for the entire month of December in all Bayonne Parking Utility lots for non-commercial vehicles. The program will be in effect through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Parking charges in the lots will resume for non-commercial vehicles on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The Mayor said, “The free parking program will encourage people to visit Bayonne and do their holiday shopping in local stores.” Smith thanked the Bayonne Parking Utility for supporting the annual free parking policy again this year. He said, “I would like to commend the Parking Utility for offering free parking again to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2013 holiday season.” Smith continued, “I would like to encourage everyone who lives or works in Bayonne to spread the word about this holiday season parking lot program.”
The free parking 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. The paid permit program for commercial vehicles that park overnight in the lots will remain in effect.