Poplar Street in Roslindale, between roughly the George Wright Golf Course and Beech Street, has a series of homes with stubby driveways, not really long enough for anything much bigger than a Smart Car. A resident filed a 311 complaint about a city ticketing blitz very early this morning in the stretch:
Today January 31, 2019 at 1am my wife's and my car car were ticketed by the City of Boston under code 316 Sidewalk. We had been parking for many years facing the house on my property, perpendicular to the front wall of the house as far as possible and the cars overlap few inches of the sidewalk/driveway ramp from the street. There are many properties for blocks on this neighborhood that uses the same way to park their cars in front of the houses. Talking to my next door neighbors, they also got tickets on their cars. We hope that the City can look into this situation for which the residents do not have other options regarding this parking issue considering that off the street parking is not feasible due to the fact that Poplar street in these area is very busy with buses, emergencies vehicles, and regular traffic, not to mention that is designated as an "emergency artery" during snow storms. Hoping that the City can resolve this issue favorable for the many residents.