The Burlington Downtown Business Association, Downtown Parking Committee, and Marianne Meed Ward, Ward Councillor, are reviewing the Free Parking program weekdays for the month of December. (No changes are proposed for free parking Sat/Sun/Holidays and after 6pm to 9am the rest of the year).
The program has operated since December 2013.  It features free parking for the entire month of December in all public parking spaces Downtown (on-street, all surface lots and in the 414 Locust Street garage).  There are over 1500 municipally-owned parking spaces in Downtown Burlington.

The review is a result of concerns from some businesses and customers that it is harder to find parking weekdays during Free P in December. Concerns have also been raised that the program is being abused by permit holders or other long term parkers who would normally park further away in lots, but are now taking up prime spots on street and in lots close to Brant.

Please take the following survey to share your thoughts on keeping, scrapping or modifying the program: (Deadline Oct. 1).  We expect to make a decision this fall about any changes to the Free P program

* 1. The Free P program weekdays in December should: (check one)

* 2. How does the December Free P! program influence your decision to shop/dine Downtown in December?

* 3. Tell us a bit about yourself: (check all that apply)