The Parking / Traffic Committee of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) invited Acting Commissioner James Gillooly of the Boston Transportation Department to speak at this week’s meeting and address ongoing parking concerns.
Gillooly reviewed citywide statistics for parking tickets and enforcement of resident parking violations. He noted that signage continues to be a challenge with competing interests of residents, business deliveries and visitor parking.
BTD will be introducing a smartphone app to pay for parking tickets as well as an app to pay for the meters themselves. The department has an ongoing project to map all the parking spaces in the city that will make it easier to respond to specific neighborhood concerns. City Hall continues to encourage alternative forms of transportation, including Zipcars and bicycles, as a way to reduce vehicles on the streets.
For more on parking discussion, view the video above taped on Monday, November 10, 2014.