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Boston.com - Boston City Council to Take "Holistic" Look at Parking Reform

Bostoncom  Boston City Council to Take quotHolisticquot Look at Parking Reform

David L. Ryan | Boston.com

The City Council may not entirely be ready to start charging for resident parking permits, but councilors are ready to talk over Boston’s parking woes.

A week after a proposed ordinance to put a fee on the free permits received a mixed reception in the council chamber, Councilor Lydia Edwards said Wednesday the city should, instead, take a look at parking reform in a way it never has before.

“Honestly it sparked off a conversation amongst us saying it really does take a holistic view to [plan], even in parking, and that’s what we really haven’t been doing as a city,” she said. “You know … we have a finite amount of land but we’re giving an infinite amount of parking passes out for free.”

updated: 2 months ago