NorthEndWaterfront.com - Council Wants to Look Into Parking Reform for the Whole City
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Boston City Council was back to talking about parking remedies during this week’s regular city council meeting. The council wants to have a more in depth conversation about parking than just charging for resident only permits.
Councilors Lydia Edwards, Annissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Campbell called for a future hearing regarding citywide parking reform throughout all of Boston.
“We need to look at every single tool in the toolbox when it comes to parking,” Edwards said. “All of us are feeling some type of pain when it comes to parking.”
This comes a week after Councilor Michelle Wu proposed a new ordinance that would change resident parking stickers from free to $25.
“Honestly it sparked a conversation among us saying it really does take a holistic plan even in parking, and that’s what we really haven’t been doing as a city,” Edwards said. “We have a finite amount of land but we’re giving an infinite amount of parking passes out for free.”
Edwards believes the city may need to look into different parking solutions for different neighborhoods.
“Not all solutions are for every community,” she said.