Why One Boston City Councilor Thinks Space Savers Should Go

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston City Councillor Matt O'Malley made a controversial statement after the city's first major snowstorm; he says so-called space savers should be a thing of the past.

New England residents know it takes hard work to dig out a parking spot after a heavy snowstorm, and it's become the norm for vehicle owners to leave items like chairs or crates in those spaces until they return.

According to O'Malley, It's a practice that is not seen in most other cities and countries with similar climates to Boston.

"When a space saver is used, that car is elsewhere, presumably somewhere in the city of Boston, presumably taking up another parking space," O'Malley said. "So you've got cars then claiming two spaces, one of which it is using in absentia."

O'Malley, who is not running for re-election, said Boston has had numerous reports of violence over the years, stemming from people moving other drivers' space savers.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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