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Old 05-06-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Default Overnight Guest Parking in Arlington--Arlington Center to be exact.

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for some help/recommendations/advice.

I recently secured a nice place in Arlington Center. I am alloted one parking space. However, I am familiar with Arlington's ban on overnight parking from 1am-7am. I would like the option of a guest parking overnight 1-3 times a week (nothing scandalous...this is a committed relationship situation!)

I understand that I could purchase an overnight parking permit--but it costs $365.00 of the year (and it wouldn't be used everyday).

I also understand that Arlington residents can just call the police line and let them know the car identity for the occasional overnight guest. Whatever occasional really means...


So, two questions--

1. Do the police monitor or get frustrated from regular weekly (2 times per week average) calls about overnight parking?

2. Are there any other overnight parking options that I should know about?


Again, I would love to have any help, advice, or recommendations.

Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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In Belmont and Arlington, I haven't really had any problems calling the police and getting on the overnight list. They're used to the calls. It's a pain but you have to call every night you'll need parking. Don't call before 6:30 pm, and of course don't call 911 for this.

I haven't done it that regularly, though.

If you get to be friendly with any neighbors (it happens on occasion, even in frosty MA!), maybe they'd be willing to call for you sometimes so the PD doesn't hear from you every single time.

Town of Arlington, MA - Resident Services

There are some neighbors who get irritated with what they view as "abuse" of the system, so there's always the risk that if you call a lot the police will give you a hard time since someone on the block complained.

The only other options are the permit, and the garage at Alewife station, where you can park overnight for $8.

Frankly, after years and years of living in New York City, where parking is tough but if you find a spot you can actually use it, I find this no overnight parking stuff kind of annoying. One of the few things I didn't miss when I was away from Mass.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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In Belmont and Arlington, I haven't really had any problems calling the police and getting on the overnight list. They're used to the calls. It's a pain but you have to call every night you'll need parking. Don't call before 6:30 pm, and of course don't call 911 for this.

I haven't done it that regularly, though.

If you get to be friendly with any neighbors (it happens on occasion, even in frosty MA!), maybe they'd be willing to call for you sometimes so the PD doesn't hear from you every single time.

Town of Arlington, MA - Resident Services

There are some neighbors who get irritated with what they view as "abuse" of the system, so there's always the risk that if you call a lot the police will give you a hard time since someone on the block complained.

The only other options are the permit, and the garage at Alewife station, where you can park overnight for $8.

Frankly, after years and years of living in New York City, where parking is tough but if you find a spot you can actually use it, I find this no overnight parking stuff kind of annoying. One of the few things I didn't miss when I was away from Mass.

Thanks, holden125.

So, there's really no other options?

I'm just going to do the calling thing...

And yes, this overnight parking stuff is kinda crazy...



Anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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We live in East Arlington near Lake Street. We've called the police a few times when we've had to park a vehicle on the street overnight. They just said something like "yeah, ok" without asking for details like the license plate number or our name. It left us with the impression that the ban is laxly enforced (maybe they just respond to complaints or enforce it on 'problem' streets?) and they don't keep track of how often somebody calls.

That's just been our limited experience.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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We live in East Arlington near Lake Street. We've called the police a few times when we've had to park a vehicle on the street overnight. They just said something like "yeah, ok" without asking for details like the license plate number or our name. It left us with the impression that the ban is laxly enforced (maybe they just respond to complaints or enforce it on 'problem' streets?) and they don't keep track of how often somebody calls.

That's just been our limited experience.
This is cool/good to know.

I will live in the area where Summer Street crosses Cutter Hill Road/Mill Street. Edgehill and Victoria are some nearby side streets.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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I've been living in Arlington for several years. The ban on overnight parking is not enforced. Like someone mentioned, it's laxly enforced. Every once in a while you'll step outside and see the cars that parked on the street overnight ticketed. I'd say I see this happen a handful of times, at the most, per year. That's been my experience.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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I've been living in Arlington for several years. The ban on overnight parking is not enforced. Like someone mentioned, it's laxly enforced. Every once in a while you'll step outside and see the cars that parked on the street overnight ticketed. I'd say I see this happen a handful of times, at the most, per year. That's been my experience.

Thanks for the post, boston2denver. Good information.


So, would you say it is best to still call once or twice a week--

or...

...just take my chances not calling so that I'm "off the radar?"
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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I'm really frustrated with Arlington. I'm a renter, and my landlord has 4 cars, and uses the entire driveway. If I have my boyfriend over for the night, I've had to call the car in. This has worked for 1.5 years... until now.

The town has set up a new parking system, you no longer call the local police station. You have to use an online system.. that only lets you park a car on your street FOUR TIMES A YEAR. That's it. I'm at my wits end. Here's the info: [url]http://www.arlingtonma.gov/Public_Documents/ArlingtonMA_Police/parking/OvernightParkingPressRelease_11042010.pdf[/url]. Any advice or suggestions are welcome.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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I'm really frustrated with Arlington. I'm a renter, and my landlord has 4 cars, and uses the entire driveway. If I have my boyfriend over for the night, I've had to call the car in. This has worked for 1.5 years... until now.

The town has set up a new parking system, you no longer call the local police station. You have to use an online system.. that only lets you park a car on your street FOUR TIMES A YEAR. That's it. I'm at my wits end. Here's the info: http://www.arlingtonma.gov/Public_Do...e_11042010.pdf. Any advice or suggestions are welcome.
I'm glad I checked this thread.

This is a major problem. I don't know what to do as well...

I have a possible idea...

I will post again later to-night...
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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I'm really frustrated with Arlington. I'm a renter, and my landlord has 4 cars, and uses the entire driveway. If I have my boyfriend over for the night, I've had to call the car in. This has worked for 1.5 years... until now.

The town has set up a new parking system, you no longer call the local police station. You have to use an online system.. that only lets you park a car on your street FOUR TIMES A YEAR. That's it. I'm at my wits end. Here's the info: http://www.arlingtonma.gov/Public_Do...e_11042010.pdf. Any advice or suggestions are welcome.

What do you think about the overnight parking permit? Is it worth it? Peace of mind?

I'm interested in your opinion...
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