City of Boston Parking Complaint - City of Boston Residential parking discriminates against Students
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- I was parked temporarily in front of my child's Apt in Boston when I received a parking ticket for parking in a resident parking space.
My child is a resident and I’m the parent who pays the rent. We have a right to park there, yet the city of Boston provides no legal means for me to park there temporarily as a guest. I checked online and parking clerk confirmed it via tel.
When my young 18yr old college kid is ill, which at that time she was, or need my help or support, I cannot easily go because it would cost me $40 to park every time!
Is it the intention of the city to isolates students, especially freshmen (potentially homesick) from their families and out-of-town friends?
Is it the intention of the city to alienate/discriminate against a consumer population (out-of-town students & their family members) that is so central to Boston businesses and academic institution?
My town does provide Guest parking stickers for residents. Boston can do something similar in a limited way for student residents such as providing limited number of one-time use stickers per student per school semester.
This is a problem and needs to be addressed. I'm speaking out for all the busy parents who don't have the time to write and appeal.