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Snow Emergency Parking
During declared snow emergencies, parking is prohibited on major arteries and discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars with Boston resident parking stickers.

More Information on Parking Restrictions

Major Arteries for Allston/Brighton
During declared snow emergencies, parking is prohibited on the following major arteries:
Street Name Street Stretch
Arlington St.
Beacon St.
Brighton Ave.
Cambridge St.
Charles River Dam Road *** State Controlled by the DCR
Chestnut Hill Ave.
Chestnut Hill Drive *** State Controlled by the DCR
Commonwealth Ave. From BU Bridge to Brighton Ave
Commonwealth Ave. Main Roadway, from Brighton Ave. to Lake Street
Everett St.
Faneuil St.
Harvard Ave.
Kelton St.
Lincoln St.
Market St.
North Beacon St.
North Harvard St.
Parsons St.
Sparhawk St.
Tremont St.
Warren St.
Washington St.
Western Ave.


Alternate Parking for Allston/Brighton

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at the following parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers:

Note: Vehicles may begin entering the participating parking facilities starting two hours prior to the declared emergency. Please remember that vehicles must be removed from the participating garages within two hours of the emergency ban being lifted or they will be subject to the standard parking rate.

Parking Address Spaces Fee
Harvard University/Soldiers Field Park Garage at 111 Western Avenue 111 Western Ave


700 No Charge

The privilege is for Allston residents only. Proof of residency may be required. Space is limited and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. The University reserves the right to cease or deny admittance due to outstanding citation balances, capacity limitations or other operation issues. Vehicles remaining beyond the approved time are subject to ticketing and /or towing. Enter 2 hours prior to ban going into effect and exit within 2 hours after ban has been lifted.

Municipal Lot #002 398 Market St

42 No Charge

Municipal Lot #003 115 Harvard Ave

60 No Charge

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