Extended hours for Providence parking meters draw mixed reaction

THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE is installing new parking meters and is extending metered street parking in many areas, which is concerning at least on neighborhood leader. / PBN PHOTO
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE is installing new parking meters and is extending metered street parking in many areas, which is concerning at least on neighborhood leader. / PBN PHOTO

Providence is extending the hours its parking meters are operational to 9 p.m. throughout the city, and business leaders predict uneven effects on commerce across different neighborhoods.  Metered hours already ran through 9 p.m. in several heavily trafficked areas of the city – specifically, Federal Hill, downtown and Thayer Street, said Josh Estrella, a spokesperson for Mayor

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  1. If the goal was to be truly consistent, then why not make them all end at 6pm instead?? If they are all functional, then the revenue would still increase. It’s just another money grab wrapped up in bs.