Metered parking on the street and in surface parking lots is always free until 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, all day Sunday and all day during civic holidays. Five metered surface parking lots in the downtown offer parking from 30 minutes to 12 hours. Prices vary depending upon location. Parking permit tags are available at the Treasurer’s Office in City Hall.
Downtown Royal Oak's traditional downtown layout is ideal for walking and biking. Relying more on bicycles and walking, where possible, reduces parking demands, traffic congestion, and is environmentally friendly. Downtown Royal Oak is an extremely walkable place. With over 5.3 miles of sidewalks, frequent pedestrian crossings, and a densely built environment, it is referred to as a walker's paradise. Downtown's walkability score is so incredibly high, that daily errands do not require a car.
With a shared bike lane going north to south on Washington Avenue, a high frequency of bike racks, and brand new wayfinding signage, Downtown Royal Oak can easily accommodate bicycle transit.