City Launches Free Holiday Parking Initiative

December 4, 2020

The City of Hamilton will launch their ‘Three For Free’ initiative next week, which will allow people to park in City Hall Car Park for free for the first three hours every Tuesday and Wednesday, with an aim to “incentivize holiday shoppers to support local retailers and restaurants in the City.”

A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton will be launching it’s Three For Free holiday parking initiative next week on Tuesday, December 8th. The initiative will allow for holiday shoppers to park in City Hall Car Park for free for the first three hours. It serves to incentivize holiday shoppers to support local retailers and restaurants in the City. The free parking will be on offer every Tuesday and Wednesday until Christmas starting next week.

City Three For Free holiday parking Bermuda Dec 2020

City of Hamilton Chief Operating Officer, Dwayne Caines, said of the offer, “We’re thankful to have a way that we can support our business rate payers in the form of free parking for their customers.

“The holiday shopping season is here. We’re seeing more and more people coming into the City and we hope that this token of free parking will entice even more. So many have suffered financially this year due to the pandemic climate but everyone loves something for free so we hope consumers take advantage of the offer.”

Mayor Charles Gosling added, “As a Council, we knew a savings on parking would help to drive consumers into the City businesses, especially in the lead up to the holidays and with the added economic affects that COVID-19 has had. I’m pleased that as a voting body we were able to create and implement an initiative that could help everyone from the businesses to the consumers.”

The City added, “When entering City Hall Car Park, motorists will need to take a ticket as per usual. The current grace period to exit the lot without paying is currently fifteen minutes. This will be adjusted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to three hours.

“If departing the car park within the three hours, there is no charge and the entry ticket need not be validated at a pay station, merely scanned at the exit to raise the barrier.

“Should a car be parked for more than three hours, the usual premium rate fees will be incurred – $16.00 between three and four hours and anything over four hours will be $81.00. Lost tickets will incur the usual $75.00 fee.

“The City also advises that monthly and annual parking permits for Cavendish, Par-la-Ville and King Street Car Parks have been reduced for 2021. The current monthly permit price is $400.00 which will be reduced to $320.00.

“The current annual permit price is $4,400.00 which will be reduced to $3,520.00. Permit access is via a convenient swipe card at the entry and exit. Those wishing to take advantage of the reduced rates can apply for a parking permit directly online on the City’s website,”

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