Boston.com - Boston City Council to Take "Holistic" Look at Parking Reform
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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.”