BHCA Supports Proposal for Parking Spaces on and Around Charles Street

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support a proposal to change some of the traffic spaces on and around Charles Street.

At last Monday’s board meeting, John Corey, a BHCA director and co-chair of the Joint Charles Street Committee – a collaboration between the BHCA and the Beacon Hill Business Association – outlined the committee’s plan that included keeping spaces on cross streets solely for residential parking and the elimination of commercial loading on Charles Street after 4 p.m., among other measures. The plan had previously been approved unanimously by the Beacon Hill Business Association and the BHCA Traffic and Parking Committee.

“It would add 13 more meter spaces after 4 p.m. for customers – a large increase to a street with only about 110 spaces,” Corey said. “In addition, the current number of loading zones will be kept, but more evenly spaced along the street.”

Corey said although initial coordination has already occurred with the city, the plan still needs approval from the Boston Transportation Department before it can be implemented.

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