Free Parking Promotion During St Paul Street Construction

Businesses open, pedestrians always welcome, parking rates reduced

Burlington, Vt. (March 29, 2019) – The City of Burlington, Champlain College and Park Burlington are excited to announce a free parking promotion through August during the Great Streets construction project on Saint Paul St. Beginning on April 1, the new covered lots at 194 St. Paul St – with entrances on King or Maple – will offer a first hour of free parking and a rate reduction to $1/hr for every hour thereafter.

Parkmobile or the kiosk machine must be used to set up your parking session, even for the hour of free parking.

Burlington’s first Great Streets project will resume full construction efforts again on April 1 and last through the final weeks of August. This project will transform the St. Paul corridor — enhancing its commercial vibrancy and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment. Sidewalks will be rebuilt and widened, roads repaved, tree canopies improved, rain gardens/benches/bike racks/welcoming street lighting installed, and overhead utilities buried. 

While St. Paul will close to vehicular traffic between Main and Maple, businesses will remain open, side streets will usually be open and pedestrians are always welcome.

Please note, there will be occasional short-term local traffic only patterns established on King or Maple – most often between Pine and Church. The covered lots will still be accessible during this work. 


For more information, contact:Robert Goulding, DPW Public Information Manager, 802-540-0846

The Downtown Parking Improvement Initiative was established by a city council resolution in 2013 and continues today as part of the Downtown Parking and Transportation Management Plan, approved by city council in 2015.  More information on the initiative can be found on