"You can go anywhere in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Brighton. There are tons of places where people have paved their entire yard. People do this all the time," said Bird, who speculates that the lack of on-street parking, especially in neighborhoods dominated by triple-deckers, compels extreme measures.
"You won't see this in Back Bay or Kenmore Square. These aren't the showcase areas; these are just places where people live," said Bird."Why exactly is this not allowed anyway? The article wasn't very clear about that.