Where not to park during the Boston Marathon

Posted by John on April 20, 2009
General / 1,477 Comments

Boston Marathon, 1910A friendly reminder from our good friends at the transportation department: don’t park anywhere near the Boston marathon today if you want your car to be there tomorrow. A large portion of Mass Ave was already shut down this weekend where, along with the construction vehicles and early-bird hot dog stands, a small army of tow trucks was assembling to make quick work of the local violators.

It looks like these parking restrictions are technically already in effect as, although the press release is a bit vague about official start/end times and the punishment for violating the order. Regardless, if you’re parked on one of these streets, now might be a good time to start thinking about an early-morning getaway.

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Posted by John on April 10, 2009
Boston, Cambridge, General / 1,816 Comments

We would like to announce Caffeinated Mind’s new web product: StreetParker ( a parking meter and street sweeper alert management system that lets you track where you’re parked, when the street sweeper is coming, and most importantly, allows you to set up custom alerts for when it’s time to move your car.

I have personally put a lot of effort into getting Street Parker off the ground and up to date so that it can be an accurate, useful, and effective tool for Boston and Cambridge residents alike, and hope that the inclusion of my efforts here doesn’t feel too much like a shameless plug.

The Beta version is online as of today, and it supports Boston and Cambridge exclusively for pre-stored street sweeping information (although it can be used anywhere for meter-minding and timed parking alerts) so please go check it out at and let us know what you think in the comments section! We’re still cleaning up some of our data, so if your street isn’t supported when it should be, or your street’s sweeping times look off, let us know about that too!

It’s rough out there from April through November, we hope this will help.

Let us know what you think!

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