Curbed enthusiasm

By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 3, 2007

And, for $15 a pop, Feder will offer a one-on-one telephone consultation in which he’ll advise you how to contest a parking ticket. “A lot of people think you can’t fight city hall,” he says. “I’ve had my car towed, fought it, and gotten an unapologetic letter a few weeks later with a check. We’ve saved people hundreds of dollars. One guy had five tickets, with late fees, [totaling] more than $700. We got it reduced to $235.”

Feder is the kind of guy who’s “driven around for an hour and a half or two hours because I’m so stubborn I won’t park in a garage.” Clearly, he takes his parking seriously. Which is admirable. But in these warm and oil-scarce days, might it simply be better to encourage folks to walk or take the subway?

“Our service is designed so that when people drive in Boston, they can park as quickly as possible, thus saving gas and wear and tear on their vehicles,” says Feder. “That, of course, doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t use public transportation — they should, whenever possible.

“But there are hundreds of thousands of cars going in and out of Boston every day. People are paying exorbitant amounts of money to the city for parking tickets and parking garages. What I’m saying is if you’re going to drive your car, here’s a means to find parking quicker, less expensively, more efficiently, and you’ll be less stressed when you get to where you’re going.”

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