Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.
Alex Hubbard reminds us you can always tell the onset of spring in the Fenway when tow trucks arrive en masse to grab cars parked along the day's street-sweeping routes.
Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says the city could boost revenue and free up downtown parking spaces by rolling out meters that accept payments via smartphones.
Jackson says the increased revenue would come by ending the current practice of people getting lucky and zipping into spaces that have time left on the meter - under a smartphone system, a meter would reset every time somebody new... Read more
SouthieNEC noticed this angry note on a car parked on Gates Street tonight.
Capt. John Greland at C-6 in South Boston tweets somebody got angry enough about finding somebody in "his" space on E. 6 Street near P Street yesterday, he vandalized the car.
Only he didn't stop there. To make sure the car owner realized why the entire driver's side of the car was now dented and scratched, he left a note on the windshield informing... Read more
A concerned citizen complains about this propane space saver on E. 4 Street:
New definition of "don't mess with my space". Rather dangerous!
Blythe the roving UHub photographer marvels at the Hawaiian Punch bottle being used to save a (completely unplowed) space in her neck of the East Boston woods today. Throw in some frozen Snickers bars and you've got a party.
Penny Cherubino does some research and finds several other big cities do and wonders:
Would you get rid of one or more cars if you had to pay for a resident parking permit?
Would year-round street sweeping, that would allow public works to clear snow to the curb on street sweeping days, be a good idea?... Read more
So it has come to this in Jamaica Plain: A fed-up citizen complains about Weld Hill Street:
In addition to the gazillion space savers that are all along Weld Hill, at 14 Weld Hill there is a small blue car used to save at least 2 spots during the day, then moved to a driveway. there is no parking on the street because of... Read more
In response to a complaint about an SUV with New Hampshire plates that is basically perma-parked on W. 7 Street, the Boston Transportation Department reports:
This vehicle has been ticketed 15 times in the past 3 1/2 months. Will continue to ticket as it is observed.
Interesting photo that shows what happens when a vengeful neighbor slashes your tires for daring to park in "their" space and then the local meter maid decides to issue you a steady stream of tickets. Brought to you by the neighborhood of East Boston.
The city has agreed to a request from South End neighborhood groups to completely ban the practice of space saving after winter storms. The South End Forum, which represents those groups, reports:
The SE Forum has agreed to launch a communications campaign which asks all South End residents (and their visitors) to refrain from using parking "space savers" to designate and reserve on-street parking spots... Read more
A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:
I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.... Read more
Somebody on Bateman Street in Roslindale finally found a use for that stubby little column that probably looked so darling in the store - as a space saver.
Jed Hresko spotted this stroller saver at Academy Homes in Roxbury.
Pete Septoff was agahst to discover some "sociopath" simply dropped a cone in an unshoveled space in Cambridge today. So he took quick action:
The cone now pines for fjords.
A concerned citizen reports from Manthorne Road in West Roxbury this afternoon:
Unnecessary "space savers"