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Statement of Mayor Walsh

September 25, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statement regarding parking meter pricing in Boston:  

"Yesterday I introduced an idea to look at implementing performance based parking meter pricing in Boston, such as other cities in the United States have done to alleviate congested traffic patterns and make parking more available. While San Francisco raised prices up to $7 an hour for their busiest areas, New York City has raised targeted meters up to $3.50 and Seattle up to $4. As we told the Boston Herald yesterday, just because we are looking at an idea adopted by other cities does not mean that we are buying their pricing model. This is a plan for a pilot program that we have only just started to explore to see if it works for Boston and $7 an hour has never been on the table."