Friday, November 14, 2014

New Parking Meter Time Limits on Summer & Congress Streets

Effective Monday, November 17, 2014 parking meter maximum time limits will change for meters located on specific blocks of Congress and Summer Streets. There will be a four hour maximum for meter parking from the 350 Summer Street block through 425 Summer Street block (Westin Waterfront). Meters on the 250 Summer Street block (near Summer St. bridge) and on the 300 Congress Street block (near the Artist Building) will change to a two hour maximum parking period. Metered parking remains at $1.25/hour. 

The parking policy changes stemmed from data collected from the smart parking system installed December 2014. Information collected from Seaport Boulevard, Congress St., Boston Wharf Rd and Summer St. led to adjusting the parking meters on Summer and Congress to manage parking demand. According to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD), these changes will:


  • align parking better for true utilization
  • spur higher turnover of on-street parking
  • help promote parking availability in the neighborhood

If you need to run an errand in the neighborhood, Parker is a smartphone app that can you in finding a parking space. The app provides available parking real time and hand's free directions, along with meter duration. Local businesses can embed ParkerMap on their website to show customers nearby parking options. 

Any questions or comments, please contact William Conroy at William.Conroy@boston.gov.

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