Mayor Schor Extends ‘Free Parking Friday’ Promotion
City of Lansing to Continue Free On-Street Metered Parking
Every Friday Through 2022; Time Limits Enforced
(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announced today that he has extended the “Free Parking Friday” program that provides on-street metered parking in the City of Lansing free of charge every Friday. Originally set to end at the end of Summer, the program will now run until the end of 2022. Maximum time limits and safety violations will continue to be enforced.
“This promotion has been a hit with visitors to Downtown and Old Town. I’ve also heard from so many of our small business owners who appreciate “Free Parking Friday” to encourage more customers to visit some of our great local restaurants and shops. By extending this through the end of the year we hope to encourage more people to shop and eat local and help support our small businesses,” said Mayor Schor.
“The Free Parking Friday promotion during this past Summer Season brought increased traffic and sales, with more people choosing to #LiftUpLocal downtown on Fridays. Being able to extend this parking benefit for anyone looking to support Downtown Lansing businesses is greatly appreciated by businesses and customers alike,” stated Cathleen Edgerly, Executive Director of Downtown Lansing, Inc.
On-street parking maximums will continue to be monitored and ticketed. Visitors should look at the signage near where they park for that area’s maximum allowed time. All other parking infractions, outside of on-street metered parking, will continue to be enforced.