Monday, June 25, 2012
This week's You Ask...Patch Answers addresses parking meters.
Can I Be Ticketed at a Broken Parking Meter? The short answer is no. If you're only planning to spend a few hours in downtown then parking staff will not ticket you for parking at a broken meter. However, if you leave your vehicle in a broken spot all day long or for multiple days police say that you may be at risk of getting a ticket.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This week's question deals with the best parking spots/area in downtown Andover.
Visitors to downtown Andover have a variety places to park, including street-side spots, parking lots and other various metered spots. Sometimes it can be a toss up when you're trying to decide between them all. Where is the best place to park in downtown Andover? Tell us your answer and why in the comments section below.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This feature compares Andover's parking revenues to those of towns with similar downtown areas.
In a continued series on parking in downtown Andover, Andover Patch this week is comparing how Andover's parking revenues size up against the parking revenues in communities with similar downtowns. Since February Andover Patch asked you how you rated parking in downtown Andover and presented features on parking violations over the past 10 years, parking revenues, and the parking enforcement budget. In this feature we are comparing Andover's parking fines and fees in fiscal 2010 with those in Lexington, Melrose, Reading and Winchester in fiscal 2010. Of the four communities Melrose and Winchester do not charge for parking in their downtowns, and throughout town, but do collect fines from violations related to timed parking spots. *Includes …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This week Andover Patch is asking readers about car charging stations for electric cars.
The Andover Planning Department has been investigating the possibility of ushering the way for two electric car charging stations in downtown Andover. Officials say that it welcomes those with electric cars to downtown Andover and shows that the town is progressive and keeps up with technology. As an Andover resident, are electric car charging stations something you want for your downtown? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Take a look at how much the town makes on parking fees and violations each year.
Downtown Andover offers the atmosphere of a quaint shopping district but with that comes the inevitable cost of parking. Take a look at how much Andover makes each year off parking violations and fees.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Take a look at how Andover parking violations have fluctuated over the years.
Whether you've been there an extra hour or an extra minute, the penalty for parking in front of an empty meter is all the same and residents in Andover can tell you that both scenarios are very common. Andover Patch thought readers might be interested in parking department statistics and will be providing some features in the next few weeks. This week we'll be featuring how many parking violations have been recorded over the past 10 years in Andover. This information was found in several years of Andover's Annual Reports.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
More than half of voters didn't seem too impressed with parking services in the center of town.
As many locals know parking in downtown can be trying at times. Between the availability of spots, the cost of parking, or the possiblilty of a ticket, it can be difficult to take a quick trip into downtown. Andover Patch asked readers how they would rate the parking in dowtown Andover. Here is what they said.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
How would you rate the parking situation in downtown Andover?
Downtown Andover offers a quaint, small town shopping area that will rival most in the region and residents have this gem just minutes away. But, as many locals know, parking in the downtown can be trying at times. Between the availability of spots, the cost of parking, or the possiblilty of a ticket, it can be difficult to take a quick trip into downtown. Andover Patch wants to know how you would rate the parking in dowtown Andover. Tell us how you feel about the parking in detail in the comments section below.