Twilight of the Space Savers?

As of Monday, March 2, 2015, city crews are picking up space savers on trash day. (File photo of a Pondside space saver)

Photo and photo illustration by Chris Helms

As of Monday, March 2, 2015, city crews are picking up space savers on trash day. (File photo of a Pondside space saver)

Starting Monday, if there’s trash pickup on your street, city crews are also chucking space savers.

Mayor Marty Walsh last week earned cheers from space saver supporters by temporarily lifting the “Menino” rule. That’s the decree that space savers not be used longer than 48 hours after the end of a snow emergency.

But that was last week. Starting Monday, any space savers still in use are subject to being put in the trash.

On Monday morning, the Boston Globe’s Steve Annear has already encountered resistance to the change in Southie.

  • kinopio

    Anyone who has a space saver out still, now more than 2 weeks since the last snow emergency, should be fined for littering on a daily basis until they properly dispose of their trash.

  • Esteban Carrizosa

    So glad. Nobody owns those spaces, and it’s been a while since the last significant snowfall. Some space savers have been sitting out there for days with no cars evidently occupying the spot.

  • Malena

    I’m a lucky one with a driveway – however, I think that everyone who is parked on a city street SHOULD HAVE TO DIG OUT THEIR SPACE. If they don’t, then there aren’t enough spaces. I think the argument that parking is in a public space and that people that dig out their cars should not save them is invalid if the same logic doesn’t apply to all those space hog-gers who haven’t moved their cars since the middle of January.