You don’t want to get towed!
The Boston Public Schools recently issued a new policy for parking overnight in the parking lots. Parking in designated spaces will be available to residents on a first-come first-served basis Monday through Friday from 6pm-6am.
So be warned. Make sure your car is out of the lot by 6am and not in it before 6pm because you risk getting towed and no one wants that!
Some residents aren’t thrilled with this new policy. One Southie resident Ryan Piece sent us an email.
“Two things bother me about this. First, the hours seem arbitrary. I’ve lived across the street from the Tynan school for 6 years and there are never more than a handful of school employees there before 7. Also, what is the reasoning for not being able to park in the lot in the summer? In a city where there is a huge shortage of parking, this seems like it should be explained. The other thing is the no notice. Why not let the residents around these schools know about this change so they can plan accordingly? This is leading to people incurring unexpected expenses, inconvenience, as well as leading to altercations., all of which could have been avoided. To top it off, at the Tynan school they have the new signs with the new hours posted right next to the old signs with the old hours that are still up. “
We asked John Allison, Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Boston, if these new rules were in fact going to continue through the summer. He believed that the policy is in effect all year. As to the confusing issue off old signs and new signs side by side at the Tynan, John said he would reach out to fix the situation.
So there you have it! What do you think of the new policy?