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Boston Police tow cars on Bay State Road

Cars parked on the even side of Bay State Road on Boston University’s Charles River Campus were towed by Boston Police Tuesday evening due to traffic control issues, according to an email from the BU Alert Service.

Boston police prepare to tow cars from Bay State Road Tuesday night. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Boston police prepare to tow cars from Bay State Road Tuesday night. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

The email was sent out at 6:46 p.m. on Tuesday and warned that “vehicles should be moved immediately.”

Several students said that while they thought the cars didn’t all belong to BU students, the warning could have been better broadcast to students.

Quinn Rodriguez, a senior in the School of Management, said a BU Emergency Alert was not enough of a warning for the owners of the cars.

“They should have given people some kind of warning,” she said. “I’m sure all these people don’t live on BU’s campus.”

Bidemi Palmer, a freshman in SMG, said the short notice was unfair considering the unavoidable circumstances.

“It just seems kind of unfair,” she said. “The snow is here. What else can you do? I don’t think it’s fair. At least a couple days notice if they’re going to do something like this.”

George Bill, a sophomore in the College of Engineering, said he’d like to think the warning focused on more than just than the BU community.

“I know a few international kids who own their own cars, but I feel like it’s more people who live here. I’m sure if it’s BPD, it was more than BU students that got the email, so they could’ve gone out a few hours ago to get their car.”

One Comment

  1. I came to campus last night to teach my history class for MET College and was given no indication that my car would be towed. There was no sign posted and, even though I have a BU email account, I did NOT receive any email whatsoever.

    No one who parked on Bay State Road last night received an adequate warning about this sudden decision to tow dozens of legally parked cars. In fact, the parking ban in Boston was lifted by the Mayor at 6pm, ninety minutes before my car was ticketed and towed without any warning whatsoever. I will dispute this ticket & towing fee, and encourage everyone else who was towed without warning last night to do the same.