In late August 2007 (roughly a month after this SAND report), and to the credit of the property owner of parking lot photographed below, lot attendants began flyering all illegally parked vehicles that they will be towed.
Other Seaport lots continue to overpark cars in violation of the South Boston Parking Freeze and SAND will continue to report on City and/or private enforcement.
For a period of six months, SAND monitored the parking of cars in a single Fort Point lot. The following photographs were taken on Thursday June 28th at 3 PM, one week after a stripes were freshly repainted. These photographs illustrate the general practice of vehicle owners to over-park cars illegally in handicap, no-parking and unstriped pavement areas.
By our estimate, this lot packs 50 additional vehicles into unpermitted and handicap spaces most non-holiday weekdays. At $10.00 per vehicle per weekday, 50 illegally parked vehicles in a parking lot of 1200 spaces can be extrapolated to produce revenue estimated at $500.00 per weekday, $2500 per work week, and $125,000 per year.
This problem is not at all particular to this parking lot — nor is enforcement of the South Boston Parking Freeze the responsibility of the parking lot owner. SAND will continue to examine the broader problem of City of Boston initiatives that discourage active Waterfront development.
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Vehicles in handicap spaces lack special license plates or inditia.
Vehicles in handicap spaces lack special license plates or inditia. Vehicle at left is parked on freshly painted yellow no-parking zone.
Two entire rows of 14 vehicles parked outside of permitted, striped, spaces. Two entire rows of 14 vehicles parked outside of permitted, striped, spaces. Vehicle parked on freshly painted yellow no-parking zone, attendant station within view on right. Vehicle parked along bollards, no striping, attendant station at right. Vehicle parked along bollards, and in no-parking zone. A single row of 6 vehicles parked outside of permitted stripes. The owner of this vehicle moved a cone to park on an unpermitted, unstriped area. This SUV angled into a no-parking zone. Alternate view of SUV in no-parking zone. Vehicles in no-parking zone. Vehicles in no-parking zone (alt view). Attendant station in background. These three vehicles made their own unstriped, unpermitted island competely out of the striped area.
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