Parking

By - 3/30/17 - 8:06 pm

A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a car parked on East 2 Street:

There is no resident sticker affixed to this vehicle. If a sticker was issued why isn't it on the vehicle? How do the residents know if a sticker was issued? If it had a sticker I wouldn't be wasting my time and yours!

By - 3/23/17 - 12:36 pm
Car on snow in Boston

Manu captured this scene in the Seaport this morning.

By - 3/21/17 - 10:40 pm
Fenway residents tell non-residents to stop parking in their spaces

Sasha found this on her car - which was parked very definitely in a non-resident spot near the Whole Foods and BSO.

Seriously, Fenway residents?!

By - 3/20/17 - 4:55 pm
Missing space-saver sought in Brighton

One of the perils of using a favorite chair as a space saver is the risk somebody might take it - or report it to the city, which will do the same - as PlunkettPrime shows us in this picture taken today on Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

Earlier:
Snow storm, purloined trash can, space saver anger, cat turds and a handwritten note.

By - 3/15/17 - 8:58 am
Air conditioner space saver in East Boston

Adam Bonneville shows us one person's space saver on Marginal Street in East Boston.

By - 2/27/17 - 2:20 pm

In response to a 311 complaint about some Massholish parking on G Street in South Boston (person consistently parking "between a driveway and a handicap spot" and basically taking up two spaces with one car), the city says:

There is no violation for being a bad neighbor. Sorry.

H/t Jared.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:43 pm
Passive-aggresive parking note: Sorry you had to go to a funeral, but that's not reason to be a dick about it

Amanda happened upon this Cambridge space-saver note-on-a-stick tonight that was obviously in response to an earlier note posted on a car parked in a space.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:49 pm
Boston public-works pickup truck full of space savers

Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.

The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:

Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:56 am
Allston spacesaver

We're going to hope the Allston baby this belongs to has aged out of it, because thinking a parent would rip it away from a tot is just too horrible to imagine, especially a parent who clearly couldn't actually be bothered to clear out the space first. Zef spotted it on Comm. Ave. this morning.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/11/17 - 6:15 pm
Cambridge space saver

Guys, you can't just plop a chair down somewhere - you need to put some actual work into shoveling the space. People across the river, like RoadTrip New England, who took the photo today, can help with the basic rules of space saving.

By - 2/10/17 - 5:29 pm
Space saver and heater in Cambridge

Robert Alvarez spotted this on Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 pm

And you know what that means: Yep, residents can save their shoveled out spaces until 8 a.m. on Sunday - except in the South End, where space savers are banned, banned, banned. Also, parking will be OK on snow-emergency routes at 8:01 a.m.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:12 am
Brighton cone before and after

Around 7:15 a.m., Rory Nolan looked out the window in Brighton to see that somebody had put down a preventative space-saving cone. Nope, you gotta work for that cone, the city replied: Shortly before 10 a.m., the cone was gone.

By - 1/19/17 - 10:22 am
Protest against higher fees to park in the Back Bay

Somebody's going around the Back Bay taping protests to parking meters against the meter increase that went into effect on Jan. 3 as an experiment in demand pricing for parking. Scott Kennedy took the photo before he removed the tape on this meter and three others.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:04 pm

Boston's experiments in demand-based parking prices begins today.

Meanwhile, the default speed limit on Boston roads (so parkways, interstates not included) drops from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9.

By - 12/29/16 - 10:42 pm

There's jumping the gun and then there's shooting yourself in the foot with it. Last night, I posted this submission as an example of your basic Boston snow space saver. In fact, as folks point out in the comments, the cones were there before the snow to warn people away from a plate covering some utility work.