Snow emergency parking bans going into effect Dec. 1.
Effective Dec. 1, Mansfield's winter parking ban will go into effect. There will be no parking allowed in the Mansfield Downtown Business District during a snow emergency. A snow emergency will be announced by the town when such a case arises. Just because it's snowing does not necessarily mean a snow emergency. Check back with Mansfield Patch for more information when the situation arises. Downtown business district is defined as: Rumford Avenue to Hope Street; South Common to North Common. In case of snow emergency, all vehicles not removed from roadways will be subject to ticketing and towing. Any vehicles parked on any street or highway within the town limits during snow removal shall be towed at the expense of the owner.
A look at changing parking areas in Mansfield.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, November 16, 2012
Residents voice concerns about the possibility of a downtown parking area.
Downtown residents and business owners have been frustrated for years with the lack of on-street parking in the downtown commercial district, and furious with commuters who stash their vehicles in the morning on one of the many North Main area streets or in business parking lots, and then run for the train. Despite an active ticketing and towing program, the problems continue. Wednesday, a subcommittee of residents and business owners that has been meeting for months submitted a list of recommendations that include issuing new mirror-hanger placards to residents and strictly enforcing a parking plan. The parking plan awaits acceptance by selectmen before it can be put into action, but if Wednesday's airing is any indication, the community …