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?
where can we find this policy? Is it posted somewhere?
this new policy is highly unfair to the residents where parking is already bad enough and the use of the lot is a huge help.there is no need for 6am-6pm when 7am-4pm worked just fine and then extend it to year round is even worse.i would think that the lot will be mostly empty now instead having the residents use it.we should be able to find some middle ground somehow.
I want to thank the city for putting up the new signs right next to the old ones. Great job. I also want to thank them for the $127.00 towing fee I incurred as a result of this unwarranted, poorly thought out and horrendously unpublicized change (at the Tynan lot).
As a father of three active kids, it goes without saying that every parking spot counts.
Our elected officials should be championing efforts towards expansion of parking solutions, not the opposite.
This new policy just squeezes the residents some more.No parking from 6am-6pm M-F year round is a total disgrace.Teachers are usually gone by 3:30.So after school is out for the day and a tow truck shows up how does the tow driver know if the person that owns the car is in the school or is a resident.This new policy just plain sucks for the residents,there is no need for this when the old policy worked just fine,no parking from 7am-4pm.I witnessed a teacher parking in the street during school hours which should not be happening.The elected officials should be taking care of this problem for the residents.