The beginning of February brings a chance to park free in the uptown area of the city. Today marks the beginning of the parking promotion being funded by the city through the business improvement group Uptown Saint John.

When using your Hotspot parking app through the week at any metered spot in the uptown – you will receive one hour of free parking. The promotion will run through the end of March. The city is providing $35,000 for the promotion designed to bring more people into the city centre to help businesses in the area where foot traffic is down by about 50-percent since the beginning of the pandemic almost a year ago.