1 min readBy Published On: December 11th, 2013Categories: News2 Comments on Parking in Southie

Yeah, there’s an app for that.

Looking for a parking spot in South Boston might be getting a little bit easier.  330 Smart Parking Sensors have been installed along parts of Seaport Boulevard, Congress Street, Summer Street and Boston Wharf Road.  The launch of this traffic management initiative is taking place in the Seaport and Fort Point District of South Boston but is part of a larger plan for the entire City of Boston with the hopes to create greener, smarter and a more efficient transportation network.

According to Southie resident and our favorite Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin, “The sensors will reduce traffic congestion by decreasing the number of drivers circling around looking for an open parking space, and the Time to Destination Signs will help by moving vehicles out of the Innovation District and onto the highway system as quickly and efficiently as possible.”  

A free Mobile App “Parker” will work with the sensors to assist drivers looking for local parking spaces.  The sensors and the app will be available today.  

We can’t wait for it to spread further into the neighborhood. 


  1. Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Another City out on the West coast that deployed this system reduced traffic by close to 50% in the downtown area of the city for the reasons explained above by Commisioner Tinlin. I hope this thing getys fast tracked into the neighborhoods. 

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