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Boston Mayor Considering Shoup-Style Makeover for Downtown Parking

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Chris Osgood, the latter Boston's new "chief of streets," are looking to San Francisco as a model of dynamic parking.
September 25, 2015, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Thursday that Boston may significantly increase the cost of select parking meters at peak times in an effort to free up spaces and ease congestion in the city’s central commercial districts," reports Andre Ryan and Nicole Dungca.

Mayor Walsh referenced the city of San Francisco's dynamic parking prices in his pitch for a new system, presented to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. A quote from Walsh's speech sounds like the mayor has been reading his Shoup: "I like offering a good deal — but not at the price of stress and gridlock on our streets. It’s not helping anyone. And we should be looking at any plan that can help us change that."

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Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in The Boston Globe
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