New Britain waives parking meter fees for holiday shoppers

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — The city of New Britain has waived their parking meter fees for the remainder of the holiday shopping season.

Beginning Thursday, December 18th, she will suspend parking meter fees in the downtown area to provide up to two hours of free parking for holiday shoppers Mayor Erin E. Stewart said. The regular meter rates will resume at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27th as well as enforcement.

“It is my sincere hope that folks from all around the area will take advantage of two hours of free parking downtown to finish (or start) their Christmas shopping” said Mayor Stewart.

The meters subject to this suspension include those on Main Street, West Main Street, Arch Street, and the Szczesny and Badolato parking garages. The Blogoslawski/courthouse parking garage will still charge normal parking rates. Handicapped parking rules will be strictly enforced during this holiday period so that persons with disabilities will have full access to parking in the downtown district.

City parking agents and New Britain patrols will continue to operate in the downtown area, enforcing the two hour limit. Vehicles left beyond the limit will be subject to ticket and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
“Please join me in helping make this season a successful one for our local businesses. I wish all the residents of New Britain a happy holiday and a very Merry Christmas!” Mayor Stewart said.

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