Get texts to avoid parking tickets and towings in the Boston area.

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Tow Zone Alerts (TZA) is a community-driven initiative to end car ticketing & towing, specifically due to street cleaning — which accounts for 45% and 65% of towing in Boston and Cambridge, respectively. We offer reminder texts and real-time alerts to help people avoid getting ticketed and towed. It's built by civic technologists bound together by the shared passion to rid our streets of tow trucks!

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Have questions? Want to get more involved? Explore our website and feel free to reach out at 617-870-3853 or

Read a column about us in The Boston Globe.

Watch a news clip in Channel 7 News.

Get the story in Spanish from Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra.

Get some background from The Bulletin.