A study that will extend resident-only overnight parking in some areas of South Boston is being criticized by residents who say the neighborhood needs more serious changes when it comes to parking, The Boston Globe reports.
According to the report, the study will run for three months and allow for resident-only overnight parking all seven days of the week instead of just Monday through Friday. But residents say it won’t be enough, calling the notoriously bad parking situation in South Boston a “crisis.”
The goal is to stanch the flood of out-of-town visitors who commandeer patches of pavement, thus making spots available to local residents. But some residents argue the initiative does not go far enough and are calling for radical steps in a neighborhood held hostage to parking.
The pilot program is “really like putting a Band-Aid where a tourniquet is needed,” wrote Peter Gailunas, a firefighter and lifelong neighborhood resident, on the popular website “Caught in Southie.”
You can read the full Boston Globe report here.