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Downtown Parking

With the warmer weather and the addition of many great merchants, stores and restaurants downtown Burlington is seeing an increase of activity!  This is a great for our community and our beautiful historic downtown.  This is also a great time to remind the community about parking in downtown.  There are convenient free long-term parking- lots right in the downtown core. There also many short term parking spaces located along the street that are designed for downtown visitors and short-term parkers.  Keep your eyes open and make sure you know what spot you are parking in.  

The Burlington Police Department will be monitoring the parking in downtown over the coming weeks and helping in the education of the community through warning notices. This is a good problem to have in a community and we are thankful of our residents and visitors for making sure they are parked in the correct spot and not blocking any driveways. For full traffic and parking ordinances.


As a ferindly reminder:

  • Please abide by the 2 hour on street parking;

  • For long term (all day) parking use the FREE public all day parking spots in Lot 1,2,3 and 8; and

  • Vehicles cannot be parked to block driveways or service drives.

In March of 2013, the Burlington City Council voted to approve some strategic modifications to downtown parking regulations and enforcement. These changes were recommended by city staff as a result of the Downtown Parking Plan completed in November of 2012. The goal of the regulation adjustments and increased enforcement is to transition long-term parkers into the city’s lots, making on-street parking more readily available to downtown visitors and short-term parkers.  


Charging Station

Lot 1
Fuel Type: Electric Charging Station
236 W Front St Burlington, NC 27215
Hours of operation: 24 hours daily

Link Transit

Welcome to your Link Transit! Link Transit is here to make your life easier. Whether you’re traveling for work, school, an appointment or just for fun, we invite you to ride with us. Enjoy the trip, and connect with your destination.


The station, which opened in 2003, is located in the former North Carolina Railroad engine house, the sole remnant of a large railroad maintenance facility built in the mid-19th century.

Greenway & Bikeway

The Burlington Bicycle and Greenway Plan is underway. The planning process will take place through the summer of 2017 to identify opportunities for bikeways and greenways in Burlington that will improve quality of life and create recreation and alternative transportation options.