Best Shopping Deal in Radnor is Outside the Stores

Read what Radnor Township agreed to do to boost holiday shopping.

Radnor Township will be allowing free parking in its parking lots and metered parking spaces every Saturday during the month of December.

The decision came about during a meeting between police and township officials and Wayne Business Association representatives this week.

Parking is always free on Sundays.

The township is proposing a $5 increase in parking ticket fees, from $15 to $20. At Tuesday's meeting members of the business association expressed concern with the increase, which would be part of the 2013 budget and fee schedule.

Deanna November 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM
great news about Saturday parking in December!
Skip Shuda November 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM
glad to hear the township is supporting the local businesses with free parking!
Mary Jane Hurley Brant November 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Wonderful for our local merchants!
Annie Webb November 29, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out November 29, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Great decision for free parking on Saturdays! Big issue is the Post Office parking....they are down to 2 employees and the line I stood in yesterday was 25 minutes long....I think the meters max out at 15 minutes....hope there is a plan to have the meter-reader steer clear of the Post Office through the end of the year!
Sam Strike (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Charlie, that was part of the conversation and the police said they would relax the ticketing there during the season. But I also heard that they might bring clerks back for the holidays.
Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts November 29, 2012 at 02:50 PM
This is great news, but will signage be posted on or near the meters? Most people will continue to feed them unless they are absolutely sure that parking is free.
Anthony Wayne November 29, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I thought the township faced millions in unfunded liabilities? Perhaps raising income is a better solution.
Lindsey November 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Completely agree! They need to post signs or cover the meters so people know. If people parking are unsure they will continue to feed the meters!
Loretta December 01, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Agree! What a great gift to the shoppers and merchants, but then how better to anger the public by not covering each meter! How disingenuous of the Township officials.
Jaime Whitcomb December 07, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Merchants, please inform your employees to continue to park where they do and leave the spaces for customers. I have already informed my staff, please do the same to support our businesses. Its not a gift to anyone if employees hog the spots. Thank you!
Catherine December 07, 2012 at 08:45 PM
So true. Thank you to the workers who do park somewhere besides on N Wayne Ave and Lancaster, every day. Disappointing to watch employees dash from their stores to plug their meters with the max amount of quarters while we shoppers circle the block waiting to luck into somebody pulling out of a spot.


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