By adamg on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 9:29am
After news broke that Boston will re-start ticketing on street-sweeping days on Aug. 10, some concerned North End and Back Bay residents filed 311 complaints, such as:
HOW WILL THIS POSSIBLY WORK IN THE NORTH END??? (North End):
There is hardly enough street parking as it is with the outdoor restaurants taking up/closing down many streets and construction on the others. I beg you to reconsider this. This is completely unfair for the residents of this Neighborhood. I understand the restaurant business is important, but if this is going to continue, the city should pay for residents to park in a garage for those hours. With many still working from home, this is going to be impossible.
Where will we park? (Back Bay):
You are asking people to work from home and not go to the office, where they would usually park their cars during street sweeping. How do you expect all residents to squeeze their cars onto one side of the street during a work day while social distancing and working from home? I live in the Back bay and parking is tight enough as it is. Did anyone think this through? Maybe offer residents free parking in garages during street sweeping like you do during snow emergencies?
No middle ground (North End):
If street cleaning resumes on Aug 10 in the North End residents will have no place to park whatsoever. Either stop the outdoor dining of restaurants or don't clean the streets. A middle ground is not possible unless the city pays for residents to use parking garages. Please consider the people who live in the neighborhood.