City Parking Lots

Lot 5 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Cambridge runs nine parking lots. The following is a list of these lots, the effective hours and rates for paid parking in the lots. Click here for a map showing the locations of these lots. All lots, except for Macarelli Way Lot 12, use multi-space pay stations for payment. Click here for instructions explaining how to use the pay stations.

  • Harvard Square - Lot 2
    $3 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $3 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Central Square, Bishop Allen Drive between Essex and Norfolk Streets - Lots 4 and 5
    $1 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Central Square, Bishop Allen Drive between Douglass and Columbia Streets - Lot 6
    $1 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 4 hour maximum
    $2 per hour 6:00pm &ndash 10pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Pleasant and Green Streets - Lots 8 and 9
    $1 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Windsor Street at Cambridge Street - Lot 11
    $1 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
    $.50 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 4 hour maximum
  • Springfield Street - Lot 14
    $1 per hour 8:00am - 6:00pm - 2 hour maximum
    $2 per hour 6:00pm - 10:00pm - 4 hour maximum

All rates are in effect Monday – Saturday except for holidays listed here. 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.