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State wants to install parking meters on the Fenway and Park Drive

The Boston Sun reports Fenway residents are less than happy over the DCR proposal.

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That's a great idea.

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All meters should be demand based pricing. Parking should be free when there's lot of spots, expensive when there are few.

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more expensive during yankees games? less for kansas city royal games?

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This is residential, not commercial. Are there typically meters on residential blocks with no retail?

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There are meters on Bay State Road.

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The landmark center mall, with bed bath and beyond and the time out food court, is on park drive (401 Park is the new name). I would say a mall is commercial.

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and the rest of Park Drive, south of Boylston and looping back further east to Boylston, is residential.

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There's a lot and garage attached to Landmark.

Boylston and Brookline are a shit-show intersection to cross. Doubt many people take advantage of the non-meetered area and cross over.

I feel that the net effect of this would just screw over any residents along Park. In fact I don't think any of Fenway south of Boylston is meetered now that I think of it...

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Do we pay to park when accessing public amenities where parking is scarce?

Yes. Yes we do.

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One example being Beacon St. between the State House and Charles St.

Further, pretty much the entirely of Park Drive is within a three-block walk of a commercial district. People walk a few blocks to/from an available parking space all the time.

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Back Bay has meters on residential streets.

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which has very deep political connections in which wants the parking for its staff and student body. This is a major loss to the residents of the area, because resident parking gets gobbled up every year due to institutional expansion. none of the higher ups cares about those of us who don’t have any other option but to drive to work because public transit doesn’t service the areas where we work. One more way that working people are being forced out of the city.

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Seriously, I'd love to know how a small college is able to manipulate a state department like that.

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out the mechanism but they’re clearly pulling strings all the time with DCR

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... to do what, exactly? Berklee has been closed since March.

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How about the state just spend less (expletive) money?

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find private places to keep their private property if they don't want to have to pay the state for it?

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you’d crawl out from under your rock for this

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Where's my lifetime excise tax paid refund with compound interest?

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And stop taking it on those public roads we pay for. Then you won't have to worry about paying excise tax. You are voluntarily registering it.

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I pay for the roads too.

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Do you pay for roads? You won't answer because it's so infinitesimal.

And when will you be unregistering your car?

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So if we refunded everyone's excise tax with interest, how would we fund those roads you drive on? There wouldn't be serviceable roads at all. If that's a viable option, then try getting to your "work" without them.

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Good. Time to stop giving drivers more free shit than they already have (yes, I own a car).

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Why should a state-maintained street give preference to residents at all?

Residents might have a need for parking more than two hours. But so do some nonresidents. I think the state should have an arrangement to pay for parking on a daily or monthly basis, available to anyone.

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DCR is proposing to add meters to parking that they manage on parkways throughout the Boston area. This is not targeted at one area in particular.

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Good. Less handouts to spoiled drivers. End this welfare.

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Here are some details, including online hearings on October 14 and 15:
https://www.mass.gov/event/massachusetts-department-of-conservation-and-...

The proposed locations are:
The Fenway, Boylston Street to Avenue Louis Pasteur
Park Drive, Peterborough to Beacon Street
Charlesgate East, Boylston Street to Newbury Street
Memorial Drive, 1 Memorial Drive to Fowler Street
Cambridge Parkway
Dealtry Pool, Watertown
Revere Beach Blvd, Eliot Circle to Carey Circle

The rate would be $1.25 per hour, with no charge overnight.

What they don't say is how long the time limit would be. Most of these locations are the only all-day parking option in the area. There's no city-owned street parking for more than 2 hours, and there are no private lots. I don't think paying $1.25 per hour is a big deal, but they really should let you pay for a full day or more.

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That's a very odd choice for a place to live if you have a car.

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