Renew Resident Parking Permits Early and Online and Save Time. All permits expire each year on January 31 and must be renewed. Each Cambridge household is also eligible to receive one Visitor Parking Permit.
Harvard Square is one of the busiest walking, cycling, and transit hubs in New England. Read about all the ways of getting around in Cambridge.
Only about a third of Cambridge residents drive alone to work (blue). More than half walk (light blue), transit (green), and bike (violet).
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Payments at parking meters or pay stations are not required on Massachusetts State Holidays.
Beginning on January 12, 2015, the hours of operation for metered street parking will expand from 6 PM to 8 PM, mirroring the meter operations in Harvard Square. The expanded hours will discourage vehicles from using short-term metered space as overnight parking during peak evening business hours. The hourly rate will remain unchanged.
Pilot program has just begun.
Resident parking permits can now be renewed on-line.
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The department is responsible for a variety of services and operations to manage the City’s public parking and traffic operations and is actively involved in the City’s transportation planning activities to provide, maintain and promote sustainable transportation to meet the mobility needs of the City.
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