Community Featured

Reader Poll: Park or Parking?

The Trustees of Reservations recently presented at both the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) and North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on ideas to turn the current parking lot at Sargent’s Wharf into open space. The Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative One Waterfront proposes the idea of converting Sargent’s Wharf into a public Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Would a Pay-for-Permit Structure Change the Way You Park?

Boston City Council is considering charging a fee for residential parking in Boston’s neighborhoods. Councilor Michelle Wu suggested a $25 annual fee for a parking sticker. If a household were to get more than one permit, each one would double in price, meaning a second one would cost $50 and so on. Would this fee Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Boston City Council Eyes Charging For Resident Parking

Councilor Michelle Wu wants to impose fees on residential parking in the city of Boston. During the regular city council meeting, Wu called for a hearing about potentially charging $25 for one residential parking permit. Wu said residents would have to prove their residency, and there would be no limit on how many permits a Read More…

Featured Transportation

North End Neighborhood Visitor and Metered Parking Map

Last month, I posted a new interactive North End parking map highlighting parking lots and garages in the nearby area. Below is an additional resource – an interactive map of metered and visitor parking spots in the North End / Waterfront area. Click on the parking icons to find details about each marked location. Boston parking Read More…

Health & Environment Transportation

Trashed Car Becomes Victim of Parking Wars

  When record snowfall buries Boston, the scarcity of residential parking spaces becomes more acute. Some use space savers, others literally don’t move their car and those who do sometimes get territorial. These photos are from Endicott Street where someone threw trash and other things on top of the car (that had a residential sticker). Read More…

Community Transportation

Parking Freeze To Be Reviewed

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. The City currently has a parking freeze at 35,000 public spaces set by the Boston Environment Department to moderate emissions within Boston. However, the Read More…