BRIAN MCGRORY
Mayor Menino’s war against cars 
Signs around the city offer an almost infinite number of reasons why the average driver can’t park on Boston’s streets anymore.
(MICHAEL BRYANT/PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TOP LEFT); GLOBE STAFF PHOTOS)

BRIAN MCGRORY

Mayor Menino’s war against cars

Signs around the city offer an almost infinite number of reasons why the average driver can’t park on Boston’s streets anymore.

(MICHAEL BRYANT/PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TOP LEFT); GLOBE STAFF PHOTOS)

Boston looks to transform parking spots into small parks 
The program turns spaces into “parklets” - petite, three-season patios, with benches and planters atop platforms built flush with the sidewalk.
(ERIC RISBERG/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Boston looks to transform parking spots into small parks

The program turns spaces into “parklets” - petite, three-season patios, with benches and planters atop platforms built flush with the sidewalk.

(ERIC RISBERG/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Congressman Lynch finds a privileged space in parking wars 
- Tow trucks in South Boston’s Telegraph Hill twice passed over an SUV owned by US Representative Stephen F. Lynch that was parked in an area where cars are usually towed.

Congressman Lynch finds a privileged space in parking wars

- Tow trucks in South Boston’s Telegraph Hill twice passed over an SUV owned by US Representative Stephen F. Lynch that was parked in an area where cars are usually towed.

The case for the $6 parking meter
- Parking in cities is a nightmare. Now, experts are proposing a radical, market-driven solution.

The case for the $6 parking meter

- Parking in cities is a nightmare. Now, experts are proposing a radical, market-driven solution.

Valet parking violations punished lightly, if at all
- Boston rarely acts on valet parking violations, which may explain why reporters observed wholesale violations outside restaurants in the city’s busiest restaurant districts.

Valet parking violations punished lightly, if at all

- Boston rarely acts on valet parking violations, which may explain why reporters observed wholesale violations outside restaurants in the city’s busiest restaurant districts.

Giving drivers a new way to feed the meter
- Mayor Thomas Menino will introduce a parking debit card today to give drivers another option at 7,200 Boston meters that until now were coin-only.

Giving drivers a new way to feed the meter

- Mayor Thomas Menino will introduce a parking debit card today to give drivers another option at 7,200 Boston meters that until now were coin-only.