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Campaign against ‘aggressive parkers’ is worth the City Council’s attention

City Councilor Matt O’Malley wants Boston to be a friendlier place, and he thinks the city’s parking spaces are a good place to start. He recently asked the City Council to start an awareness campaign against aggressive parkers who double park along busy roads filled with businesses, commandeer two parking spaces instead of one, and block bike lanes, endangering the safety of the city’s growing number of cyclists. It’s a worthwhile initiative that the council should take seriously.

Boston has long been known for its hard-to-navigate streets and unfriendly drivers. As one travel guide puts it, “Boston streets are not safe” — not because of crime, but because of the “actual driving.” Most importantly, it’s a matter of public safety.

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