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City takes bold lead in drawing a line on new parking

Perhaps the biggest hurdle in getting smart, talented young people to stay in Boston is the price of housing. One of the drivers of the high cost of housing, as detailed by Casey Ross in “City wants a cutback on new parking” (Page A1, July 5), is the added expense of providing parking.

The Fenway neighborhood is heartened to hear public acknowledgment by the city, through the mayor’s office, Boston Transportation Department, and Boston Redevelopment Authority, that parking requirements for new housing will be relaxed. While it is counterintuitive to so many who feel that they have no choice but to drive, and thus need parking on each end of a trip, it is a fool’s game to continue to expand parking capacity when the roads are not getting any bigger.

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