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By adamg - 5/2/20 - 3:25 pm
Parking at the Arboretum on Bussey Street

To try to reduce the number of people in the Arnold Arboretum at one time, the city and state put up sawhorses and signs along Bussey Street and the Arborway to ban parking. Several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints today (like this one) that people have simply moved the sawhorses so they can go for a walk.

Ned Friedman seems like a nice guy, don't make him angry.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 5:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced changes in Boston parking enforcement during Covid-19 times: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 3:21 pm
Fresh ticket on coronamobile in Charlestown

Good luck appealing that ticket.

Yesterday, Live Boston posted photos of an old Volvo with New York plates in the Charlestown Navy Yard that had allegedly become a coronavirusmobile.

BTD ain't got time for that and today Live Boston shows us what some parking enforcement officer thought of the handwritten coronavirus warnings on the car.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:10 pm
Walsh talking about coronavirus

Walsh in his address.

In his latest address on Covid-19 - which he gave alone from his office in City Hall instead of at a crowded press conference outside - Mayor Walsh pleaded with Bostonians, especially its younger residents, to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and to help their older relatives. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 9:16 am

Cambridge yesterday announced four more residents have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the city's total to seven cases.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 5:44 pm

Brookline Police alerted the world today that:

Until further notice, the Brookline Police Department will NOT be enforcing the overnight parking ban.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 2:12 pm

Newton Police announce that the city's annual winter ban on overnight parking, due to end on March 31, has been ended immediately.

As always please pay attention to other existing parking signage.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 2:51 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to consider ways to help poor residents who find tickets on their car windshields.

But several councilors said that while they appreciate at-large Councilor Julia Mejia's proposal to let residents get a reduction on ticket fees by showing they meet certain income levels, they added they might prefer other ways to help out such residents instead of tinkering with ticket fees. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:20 am
Space saving in East Boston

"Never change, East Boston," Chris comments on this Hoth-like scene in his neighborhood.

Jonathan, meanwhile, shows us how one Boston-area driver struggled to keep up with the white onslaught - by pretending it just wasn't there: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 11:32 am
Car with a ticket in the snow in Jamaica Plain

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, Taams Tidwell could only marvel at the industriousness of one BTD employee this morning (the ticket is possibly for not having a residential sticker, what with the car having New Jersey plates).

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 12:11 pm

Can I Save My Space?

My name is Igor and I live in Southie and for years wasn't sure if and when to put out a space saver. Between tweets and web sites, there was no one place that could tell me for sure. Now there is. I hope this simple page helps.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:43 am
Cones on Wachusett Street

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these three cones on Wachusett Street in Jamaica Plain, which don't even do the courtesy of holding a space that was back-breakingly shoveled out.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 11:59 am

A concerned citizen notes the impending centralization of Uber/Lyft pickups and drop offs at Logan Airport and poses a question via 311 to BTD: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:58 pm

The Boston Guardian reports City Councilor Kim Janey has convinced BTD that people who live along Washington Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard need to have their South End parking permits replaced with Roxbury parking permits. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 9:27 am

A study of 200 apartment and condo buildings and complexes largely built in the Boston area since 2000 found nearly 30% of their parking spaces go unused, suggesting planning agencies and boards need to do a better job resisting NIMBY demands for acres of asphalt, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council says. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 12:44 pm
Electric-car charging cord on sidewalk

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the way one resident of Lawrence Street in the South End is recharging his or her Honda Clarity: Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 4:45 pm
Note that begs driver to hit the car in front, not the car behind

Note on boxed-in car and weak front bumper of car behnd it.

Eileen Murphy spotted a car that was well and truly boxed in in South Boston - just a few inches between it and both the car right in front of it and the car right behind it. Nothing unusual, of course, but then she noticed the note on the windshield of the boxed in car - from the owner of the car behind it.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 1:18 pm

Boston Parking Zones is a map that is exactly what its name says it is.

Grouchy Roslindale ed. note: The map's explanatory text suffers from the common assumption that thar be dragons past the MFA or Melnea Cass Boulevard and so says there are only three small spots where you can find "free parking in Boston," when, in fact, there is a huge swath of the city where the parking is always free, even in municipal lots.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 10:29 am

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) says he has the solution to many of Boston's parking woes: No, not making people pay for residential parking permits, which he opposes with the blinding fury of 10,000 suns, but making people with handicap placards pay for metered spaces - and then ticketing them if they stay more than two hours. Read more.

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