Bowling Green mayor orders ‘parking meter holiday’


BOWLING GREEN — Mayor Richard Edwards has declared a “parking meter holiday” during December in Bowling Green. During the don’t-pay-the-meter holiday, Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, parking will be free at most city meters.

All other parking regulations will be in effect, such as two-hour limits, bans on parking in spaces for the handicapped, and bans on parking on downtown streets from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., city officials said.

Exempt from the holiday are on-street meters in front of the Wood County Courthouse on Court Street between North Summit Street and North Prospect Street as well as the meters in the county parking lot.

The mayor is encouraging businesses, proprietors, and people working downtown to share rides and park in long-term-meter spaces to allow meter turnover for those shopping and/or dining downtown.