Resident Permit Parking Off Centre Street Being Discussed by Neighbors

On Wednesday night, Manthorne Road residents met with city officials to discuss implementing a resident permit program.


Residents of Manthorne Road want a resident permit parking program to stop the overflow of vehicles from Centre Street on their residential way.

On Wednesday night, Manthorne Road residents met with Boston officials including for the Mayor's Neighborhood Services office. The residents had already offered a petition asking for the parking regulation changes.

"The majority of folks in attendance were in favor for some sort of Resident Permit Parking program, specifically Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.," said Tracy. "The traffic engineer from Boston Transportation Department does have some concerns about doing the program on just one block though, because that could be difficult to enforce (due to a lack of manpower to enforce)."

Manthorne Road residenst were advised to continue the petition onto Pierpont and and Greaton roads to see if residents are interested in the same program, said Tracy. There will be a future public meeting after the residents of those clustered streets meet to discuss the possibility of petitioning for resident permit parking.

One of the problems contributing to Centre Street parking issues is that business employees often need parking, too. Tracy said he spoke to all the businesses from Porter Cafe to Christo's, asking the businesses to encourage their employees to not park on Manthorne Road. The employees were instead asked to park farther down on Centre Street, Belgrade Avenue or take public transportation.

The Boston Police and Transportation departments are expected to increase enforcement of two-hour parking zones, specifically in front of the Upper Crust Pizzeria and The Continental, which have become parking issue hotspots.

Kevin Reynolds March 01, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Be carefull what you ask for. When you have visitors it can be a real pain in the a$$.
Stephen Smith March 01, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Resident parking seems like a good idea at first to people dealing with parking issues but once they look into it, it seldom goes forward. The problem being that you can't just have one street or one block be residential parking. It also needs to have overwhelming support by the residents before the city's transportation department will consider it...it's a long process
Joacomo March 01, 2013 at 04:51 PM
The resident parking law is rarely enforced in West Roxbury any way. We lived near the commuter rail station and we almost never saw anyone ticket illegally parked cars.
stuwie March 01, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I live on the corner or Elgin Street and Centre Street and have a resident parking permit. I've been ticket twice in the last year .....no one is safe!
Mary Penyack April 10, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Until all living units have sufficient off-street parking this is an untenable solution. Would the city issue 4 permits to a 2 unit apartment structure?


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