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Parking Meter Changes Coming for the Central Business District in Ridgewood

August 11,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Effective September 4, 2018, the following changes will be in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots:

Meter Times:  Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meter Rates for All Meters:  75 cents per hour (including the Cottage Place CBD Employee Parking Spaces)

Duration of Meters:  3 hours for all parking meters, except the Cottage Place parking lot, which will be 11 hours.

CBD Employee Parking Spaces:  These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in the Walnut Street parking lot and the Cottage Place parking lot, and are delineated by signage.  CBD Employee Parking Permits and monthly hang tags for CBD Employee parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall or daily parking may be paid for through Parkmobile or in Cottage Place, at the parking kiosks.

We are extending our Parking Kiosk Pilot Program. In addition to the Chestnut Street parking lot, parking kiosks will be placed in the following locations:

  • Cottage Place parking lot
  • Cottage Place Annex parking lot (between The Gap and Gilsenan & Co. Real Estate)
  • Both sides of North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue

The parking kiosks will accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card and American Express).  Parkmobile is also available to pay for parking, by downloading the Parkmobile app to your Smartphone.

Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

Overnight parking is available in select parking lots for residents living in the CBD. Permits for overnight parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall.  Other than the overnight parking lots, parking is prohibited in all other parking lots, including the train station lot and the Park and Ride lot, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

5 thoughts on “Parking Meter Changes Coming for the Central Business District in Ridgewood

  1. Can we start a thread about real estate? Nationally they talk about a recovery but in Ridgewood prices are soft on the over $1 million homes.

    Look at the price cuts in the high end. Houses sitting for months and selling for less than they did in 2012. The prices are coming down and the taxes are $40-$50k. These homeowners will soon be looking for tax revaluations. Some have already. When revaluations bring down taxes for some the rest of us will pick up the slack.

    Board of Ed looking at wish-list additions to budget (subverting our right to vote on budget), Brogan posted on Facebook about towns forming regional school districts to save money. She is trying to scare residents who want gome rule at all costs. Actually, regionalization of police and school sounds pretty good to me.

    Council facing a library expansion/renovation that is not needed. Wake up! We can hardly afford what we have now. We can’t fund everyone’s wish lists.

  2. What a mess,

  3. This will be a huge pain for take out / quick stop businesses. Everything in this town is being driven by the restaurant man for his benefit. Not everyone comes to the CBD for 1+ hour stop. If I need to visit post office, or take out or a bank without its own parking – those are 10 minute stops. Charging me 35 cents swipe for those 10 minute stops is insane.

  4. I used to keep little purses of pennies and dimes in my glove compartment. If I had to pop into the post office I could get 12 minutes for 1 cent. Sigh.

    It is outrageous to charge the same price for somebody going to the post office as to a jewelry store. The town made a serious error in failing to provide a parking area for the post office when it was possible.

    I don’t use my own post office for that reason unless I have no choice.

  5. cottage needs same extended hours for commuter train Parkers
    who for years have parked there for the full day now meter
    limits restrict full payment from say a 630 am commuter returning at 7 to 730 pm..another kick in the pants

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