Thursday, February 7, 2013

Map of Somerville Lots Where You May Park During a Snow Emergency

An astute resident asked us for this map. So, tada, here it is, the Lindsey Anne Hildebrand Honorary Where to Park in City Lots Map. During a snow emergency, parking will be allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the street (unless otherwise posted). Cars not moved from the even-numbered side of the street by the start of the emergency will be subject to ticketing and towing. 

BUT, residents may also park in any municipal lot or in designated school parking lots as soon as the emergency commences. Meters at these lots (and citywide) will not be in effect during the emergency. Check out the map above to find a lot near you. Parking guidelines and a list of these lots can be found at If you prefer a list of lots, see below:


  1. Is there a reason the lot at Dilboy, which is town property, isnt open for Ward 7 residents? The West Somerville School is not exactly central, and doesnt have nearly the room to accommodate the huge number of displaced vehicles.

  2. Good catch! Just got the answer. Part of Dilboy's lot is available for emergency parking and part will be used to place towed cars. Signs are posted to designate these two areas. We'll update the map. Thanks for asking.

  3. Can you park in the school lots any time of the year after 5pm as long as you are out by 6:30am?
    Thank you

  4. Dilboy is state owned property. It is always open for resident parking. The city cannot keep you out during snow emergencies. Afterall, state property and the city is making a profit on it, by towing all the cars down there...hmmmm. They would like residents to park behind the pool. Ok, makes sense as that's where the crosswalk is, but it's pitch black back there. Safety apparently is not an issue for the city. Legally you can park across from Mobil, but be careful as there's no crosswalk. The towing company tried to tell me on a couple of occasions that I couldn't park there until I told them I most certainly could as it was state property. Don't let them bully you out of there! Park wherever you want at Dilboy!!

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