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Medford Launching Green Line District Parking Pilot Program

Medford Launching Green Line District Parking Pilot Program

Roughly quarter mile area will transition to district-wide permit parking 
Community Meeting set for March 13 at 6 p.m. via Zoom, will include presentation and Q+A

(Medford)—The City will be transitioning a roughly quarter mile radius encompassing Medford’s two GLX stops into district-wide area permit parking, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The pilot program will replace the street-by-street residential permit parking system. 

Parking and traffic officials will hold a public meeting via zoom on Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. to give a full overview of the Green Line Zone parking program. We will take questions from residents after the presentation. Details of the meeting, including the zoom link, will be available on the City’s website. 

Medford’s current resident parking program is street by street, meaning resident program participants who obtain a parking permit are eligible only to park on the street in which they reside. Medford is the only city of its size to have a street-by-street parking program. This program poses many issues for the residents and the parking enforcement team. Transitioning to a district wide model makes parking operations much more equitable and accessible. 

“With the opening of the GLX in South Medford, parking in that area is at a premium for residents, families, workers and students,” Mayor Lungo-Koehn said. “Street-by-street permit parking has helped alleviate some of the challenges but with the neighborhood becoming more and more desirable, it’s clear that we need to implement a more comprehensive parking strategy. District-wide parking better meets the needs of the residents and workers frequenting South Medford and the Hillside.”  

Details of the district wide parking plan: 

  • Enforcing by zone is more efficient; switching the system to a parking zone will require fewer overlapping variances, while also allowing for a more accurate and fairer parking product to those residents on smaller or one-sided parking streets.   
  • The Green Line Zone, including the streets marked on the above map, would be implemented before January 2025.  
  • All other areas outside of this zone will remain street by street permit parking during the pilot program. 
  • This program will be reviewed, tested, and adjusted to best meet the needs of our residents, businesses, and visitors.  
  • The current visitor pass system will remain the same. 
  • There is no change to the permit renewal process.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have questions or comments regarding the proposed parking changes, please email


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