Changes made to parking restrictions, garage rates reduced amid coronavirus outbreak

Several places around Boston are making changes to parking rules for residents and medical professionals amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Renaissance garage, Boston Common garage and Prudential Center garage have reduced rates for those with a medical identification.

Bluebikes is offering free 30-day passes for hospital staff and first responders.

For resident parking, if you have a valid permit you can park in a metered or two-hour space without having to pay the meter or worry about a time limit.

When it comes to parking around restaurants, the Boston Transportation Department is creating temporary pickup zones for businesses that have transitioned to takeout and delivery only.

The spots have a five-minute time limit and will provide adequate space for social distancing.

Regular ticketing is still in effect for parking violations with a focus on public safety.