Marty Walsh

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Bye-bye, $1.25: Smart meters could spawn 'surge' pricing for street parking
David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
When Boston last increased parking meter rates in 2011, bumping the hourly charge to $1.25, some drivers were shocked. It was, after all, the first price hike since the mid-1980s. Now, technology is about to bring even more significant changes to parking prices, at a faster pace. In the next few years, street parking prices could rise and fall in response to surges in traffic, part of a high-tech overhaul of the city’s parking infrastructure that includes new meters and the ability to pay with smartphone apps. Read More
Mayor seeks creative ideas for public spaces
cellphone charging stations on the Greenway
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to spruce up Boston’s public spaces and is looking for inspiration from the city’s tech and creative communities. The mayor unveiled the Public Space Invitational Wednesday in the South Boston Innovation District and asked software engineers, designers, artists, architects, and other creative types to jazz up the city’s open spaces with new kinds of street furniture, technology devices, or public art. Read More