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South Boston parking is not for the weak of heart - or bumper

Note that begs driver to hit the car in front, not the car behind

Note on boxed-in car and weak front bumper of car behnd it.

Eileen Murphy spotted a car that was well and truly boxed in in South Boston - just a few inches between it and both the car right in front of it and the car right behind it. Nothing unusual, of course, but then she noticed the note on the windshield of the boxed in car - from the owner of the car behind it.

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If the writer of this note happened to be passing by and checked on his/her car and found this situation, then this is an amusing example of life in the big city.

On the other hand, if the writer was the last of the three cars to park....

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This happens all the time, all over the City. This is what happens when you allow development without parking. Contrary to what developers say, people like to drive and people own cars.

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Problem solved.

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This is what happens when you design urban areas around everybody being entitled to free parking.

And when people are freely willing to admit that their vehicle is 1) unsafe and 2) that it being unsafe makes them special.

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If they actually wanted to solve the problem of bumper to bumper parking they could just paint actual lines. (Yes, the number of legal spaces would drop.)

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Like anything else that is in short supply, the right price will bring supply and demand into line.

In other words, if people like to drive and have cars they need to accept responsibility for that and pay for the privilege of using public land to store them.

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They don’t have to in Boston though.

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I wanted my own driveway. We don't use the car a lot, but we do use a car. So ... I didn't buy in Boston but in a close to Boston area.

I had a car in Boston once. Even though I had intimately shared off street parking, it was still a PITA.

If we move to Charlestown or Southie or some such place, the car will live outside the city.

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to your City Councilor.

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Car companies could also make cars that look cool and battle scarred if they get bumped or scratched. Bumpers shouldn't be so damn fragile. I'd love a matte steel car that looked well-loved the more it got scratched and bumped.

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I miss the way car bumpers were made 30 years ago. Instead of having glossy painted covers, they were simple black plastic and rubber. You could kiss bumpers when parallel parking, and not be concerned about damaging anything.

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What happens? Parallel parking?

Developers love to build parking. https://goo.gl/maps/UnfPfdDEQfrHn1vw5

The rest of us pay the price.

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Cars parking near each other or someone got a note on their windshield?

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