IMPLEMENTING A PARKING FREEZE IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON

An analysis is presented of the parking freeze procedures in downtown Boston. The freeze, initiated locally, translated into Federal Law and returned to the local level for administration is complicated and unprecedented. The freeze resulted from Boston's violation of the air quality standards set forth in the Clean Air Act, and the state's subsequent failure to comply with such corrective measures as indirect land use and transportation controls. The policy background, prior to the EPA's intervention, is discussed, as well as a description of the various agencies involved in implementing the freeze. "The freeze bank" (to determine how many spaces were available to trade off against new spaces planned for downtown) is discussed and permit procedures and permit criteria are explained. Several implications of the freeze for the downtown Boston area are reviewed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, August 15-19, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Algmin, J D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00150445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM