Driving

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 - 2/15/17 - 8:25 am

WCVB reports a dozen cars were damaged last night by voracious potholes on Rte. 1A.

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 - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:25 pm

The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/12/17 - 10:52 am

State Police report a 25-year-old from Everett died after his Altima crashed into the "attenuating barrier" separating the main road from Exit 20 to I-90 around 4:15 a.m. Read more.

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 - 2/11/17 - 10:05 am
Car off the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

Nick the roving UHub photographer came on this scene between the Jamaicaway and Jamaica Pond near Pond Street around 6:30 a.m.; says the minivan had been there for 30 to 60 minutes.

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 - 6:20 pm

Around 3 p.m. on the northbound side. State Police report the bridge is now open again.

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 - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 12:44 pm
Sideways truck O'Neill Tunnel

Katherine Bragg is among the drivers not going anywhere on I-93 north due to a truck turned sideways in the tunnel.

By - 2/8/17 - 6:30 am

A flurry of single and multiple-car, black ice accidents have closed roads throughout the Boston area. Read more

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.