It was relatively calm on the streets this weekend now that the September 1st moving rush is over. Still, there are remnants everywhere, including trash in the wrong places at the wrong time. But that’s nothing new.
Street Occupancy Permit signs are another remnant. Longtime resident, David Kubiak asked, “Why does every pole still have expired permits, tattered signs or endless tape?” He has resorted to taking a boxcutter to remove the incredibly strong tape used to post these temporary signs. Even worse off are the confused vehicle owners that cannot make sense of the myriad of signs on the poles, some no longer in effect. Many cars end up getting towed because of conflicting signage.
Boston Transportation Department issues the occupancy permits, but it is the permit holder’s responsibility to remove them. The city has an online system where you can sign up for alerts if a street occupancy permit is issued on your street. Residents can call the City’s Hotline at 617-635-4500 or file an online report regarding expired permits.
The photos below show some examples of expired and tattered permit signs, endless tape and some trash out all weekend. I threw in one of the pigeons because they seemed to have a good week. Photos taken by Matt Conti on Saturday, September 9th.