So the seven day parking program is going to become a reality – well, for a 90-day test period in the City Point neighborhood. Council President Bill Linehan, At-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty and Rep. Nick Collins will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Tynan School (650 East Fourth) cafeteria to discuss pilot program. Boston Transportation Department officials will be on hand to answer questions.
We all know that parking in Southie is in crisis mode. Basically, there are more cars than spots which leads to frustrated parkers searching for spots. We’re not sure if a seven day parking program will fix the situation or not. But we guess it’s worth a try. The pilot program will be used to identify any issues and concerns that may arise and for planning of further expansion of the program throughout South Boston.
Additional measures are being explored, which include angled parking and changes and amendments to the zoning code.
So maybe relief is on the way, Southie. For now, we say – ride your bike or take the T – especially if you have a prime parking spot in front of your house. You don’t want to give that up!
Be informed. Get involved. Attend the meeting.