City Parking Lots

Lot 5 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Cambridge runs nine metered parking lots. The following is a list of these lots, the effective hours and rates for paid parking in the lots. All lots, except for Macarelli Way Lot 12, use multi-space pay stations for payment. We've provided a map of the parking lots and instructions for multi-space meters.

  • Harvard Square - Lot 2
    $3.00 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $3.00 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Central Square, Bishop Allen Drive between Essex and Norfolk Streets - Lots 4 and 5 [EVSE]
    $1.25 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2.00 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Central Square, Bishop Allen Drive between Columbia and Norfolk Streets - Temporary Lot 6
    $1.25 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 4 hour maximum
    $2.00 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Pleasant and Green Streets - Lots 8  [EVSE coming soon] and 9 [EVSE coming soon]
    $1.25 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2.00 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Windsor Street at Cambridge Street - Lot 11
    $1.25 per hour 8:00am - 10:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    Cambridge residents with Resident Parking Permits do not have to pay for parking after 6:00pm in this lot.
  • Macarelli Way - Lot 12 [EVSE]
    $.50 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Springfield Street - Lot 14
    $1.25 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2.00 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum

All rates are in effect Monday - Saturday except for holidays. Payment is not required for people displaying placards or having license plates for persons with disabilities. When parking in City lots, you must move your vehicle from that lot prior to being there for the posted amount of time which is either two or four hours depending on location and time of day. If your vehicle is parked for longer than the posted time limit, you are subject to receiving an overtime parking violation.

EVSE Charging Stations

Each lot marked with [EVSE] has two dedicated parking spaces and one charging station that can charge two cars with a level 2 charge at the same time. City owned stations charge a rate of $0.189 per kWh drawn and $0.15 per hour. Learn more about electric vehicles in Cambridge.