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Old 01-24-2018, 01:07 PM   #21
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Re: Parking Permits

News on this out today:
http://www.universalhub.com/2018/tim...g-permits-some
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:07 PM   #22
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Whats the deal if your just visiting an area? Can you park on that street for the day or would you get a ticket?
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #23
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Whats the deal if your just visiting an area? Can you park on that street for the day or would you get a ticket?
This is for resident permit parking areas. You can get a ticket if you park on a street that requires a resident permit and you do not have one.
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:50 PM   #24
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Whats the deal if your just visiting an area? Can you park on that street for the day or would you get a ticket?
Most permit parking areas have a few 2-hour visitor spaces, but you can't park all day.

The justification for resident parking in some of the outer neighborhoods is often to stop commuters from out of town from using on-street parking and taking the T in to work.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:04 PM   #25
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Most permit parking areas have a few 2-hour visitor spaces, but you can't park all day.

The justification for resident parking in some of the outer neighborhoods is often to stop commuters from out of town from using on-street parking and taking the T in to work.
All inner neighborhoods have it too. People in the North End don't want people circling around their small residential streets looking for parking before they stuff their faces with cannolis.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:55 PM   #26
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If they were to charge for people to have parking permits, then there should be an expectation that Boston roads will be well maintained - cleaned every week, potholes filled in, re-paved on a consistent schedule (say once every 4 years) and street lights will be plentiful, bright and maintained as well. Snow removal needs to be much better than it currently is.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:37 PM   #27
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If they were to charge for people to have parking permits, then there should be an expectation that Boston roads will be well maintained - cleaned every week, potholes filled in, re-paved on a consistent schedule (say once every 4 years) and street lights will be plentiful, bright and maintained as well. Snow removal needs to be much better than it currently is.
I don't see what that has to do with token fees for parking permits or limiting them by household.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:07 PM   #28
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Having parking permits on an open market is just inviting corruption. Thatís public space - itís not for residents to auction off. It should be a yearly fee and limited number per household. This is a utility fee for the right to store your vehicle on public property.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:00 PM   #29
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If they were to charge for people to have parking permits, then there should be an expectation that Boston roads will be well maintained - cleaned every week, potholes filled in, re-paved on a consistent schedule (say once every 4 years) and street lights will be plentiful, bright and maintained as well. Snow removal needs to be much better than it currently is.
Drivers are the biggest drain on city resources and you think they should be treated like royalty just because they may have to start paying $20 per year for a parking space that on the free market would be exponentially more than that? How many millions of dollars have non drivers paid in property taxes that have been handed to drivers? Pedestrians sure don't get cleaned and plowed sidewalks and we can't store our personal possessions of city property like drivers can.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:47 PM   #30
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I'm for the permit fee, but I think we should get plowed roads regardless by virtue of it being in the city's and everyone's best interest. Parking vandalism is real, low visibility around corners endangers pedestrian safety, and large emergency vehicles to occasionally have a difficult time negotiating narrow streets. Having to pay $20 doesn't magically make drivers deserving of cleared streets, but this is the reaction we're likely to face. Not easy to take something away once you've granted it.
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