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Framingham On-street Parking Changes

Filed under: General Interest,Politics by Randy Harris at 11:17 pm on April 7, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - New parking regulations based on findings and recommendations by the Framingham Traffic and Roadway Safety Committee, (TRSC), and approved by the Framingham Board of Selectman have significant implications for those who want to, or need to park "on street" in Framingham.

Photo of Framingham's new odd/even parking signs, (April 2010)

Framingham's new parking signs take a bit of reading. This one is at motorist eye-level at the intersection where Speen Street meets Old Connecticut Path.

Placement of new signs, and the removal of other signs has cleared up confusion about where and when you can park, (and caused confusion in others areas).

The major points of the new parking regulations are;

  • Overnight on-street parking [of passenger cars] is now allowed, (so long as parking is not prohibited by other parking regulations). Effective January 1, 2010
  • On-street parking is now regulated by a year-round odd/even system.  (Parking is allowed on even numbered side of street in even number years, odd numbered side in odd number years). Effective May 1, 2010.
  • The (2) hour on-street parking restriction is being eliminated townwide; but, in two "zones", (the Framingham Center/State College area, and the Downtown Framingham / Hospital area), there will now be a  (3) hour parking limit from 6AM to 6PM, (Monday through Friday).  Effective May 1, 2010.

These new regulations are the outcome of several public meetings where input from residents, from Town departments, as well as input from business owners and other ...[read more]

Winter Parking Regulations Start November 1st

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 9:00 pm on October 4, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This is the fourth year of formal winter parking regulations in Framingham. There are two tiers to this program: one is a standing parking prohibition and the other comes into play only when a snow emergency is declared and announced through the media.

The permanent part of the program bans parking for 24 hours a day on the even numbered side of all streets from November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2007. The side of the street prohibited alternates each year to make the program equitable. Parking meter spaces are exempt, as are streets where parking is permanently prohibited on one side of the street for the entire length of the street.

The purpose of these restrictions is to keep all streets passable for the entire winter. It is the responsibility of the building owner to provide off street parking for their own cars and those of their tenants.

The second portion of the ban prohibits all parking on posted arterial routes during a snow emergency. Vehicles parked on these posted routes will be towed during a declared snow emergency. The Boston television stations will provide information regarding the declaration of snow emergencies, as will the Town’s Government Access Channel.

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