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Reader Poll: Do You Support the Increased Parking Ticket Fines?


As of Monday, July 2, parking fines have increased for eleven violations, including non-residents parking in resident only spaces, as well as leaving vehicles in loading zones, no parking zones, and no stopping / standing spaces.

On Monday evening, many orange parking tickets could be seen tucked under windshield wipers in the North End. This could be a crack down on parking violators now that the new fines have been instated, a result of more visitors being in town for the holiday, or perhaps a combination of both.

As explained in a release by the Boston Transportation Department, the increased fines reflect violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic congestion and safety issues.

The revenue collected from these tickets will go toward Boston transportation projects in Go Boston 2030.

What do you think? Do you support these increased parking ticket fines? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.

Note: Web polls are not scientific, representing only those readers who choose to vote.

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6 Replies to “Reader Poll: Do You Support the Increased Parking Ticket Fines?

  1. When drivers are desperate, they don’t care if they get a ticket….they’ll park where the can in order to get where they are going.

  2. If the City of Boston had been consistent in enforcement for parking violations [particularly non resident parking violations] we would have never reached this point.

  3. Two things: the fine for non-resident parking in a residents-only space should be MUCH MORE than the cost of parking in a lot. That would be an added disincentive. Second, as a new North Ender I am surprised that I can get one sticker for each car I own AND at no cost. I would favor paying for these stickers and even for paying more for the second (or more…) one.

  4. I would suggest that the increased fees to the City should be allocated in part to have enforcement of resident parking be extended to all day Saturday and Sunday and later in the evening .
    Why would one person have two vehicles in the North End? Who is using the second vehicle- a resident or a non-resident and ehy does the second person not register the car in their name?

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