First Peabody, Now Danvers: Should North Andover Scrap Its Winter Parking Ban?
Could this be a trend in the region?
The Danvers Board of Selectmen voted to scrap that community's winter overnight parking ban, changing a policy that had been in place for more than 40 years.
The change will be implementedon Jan. 1. The ban will be in effect during snowstorms.
This change follows a trend around the North Shore. Last year, Peabody scrapped its winter overnight parking ban. And that puts Peabody (and now Danvers) more in line with Beverly, Salem and Lynn, which only have overnight parking bans when it's actually snowing.
Should North Andover be next? In North Andover, you aren't allowed to park your car on any street in town between midnight and 6 a.m. during December, January, February and March, among other restrictions.
What do you think? Has North Andover's winter parking ban been more trouble than benefit? Would you like to see the town change it to allow overnight parking when there's no snow? Or do you think the ban should be kept in place? Discuss in the comments below.