Try using Manchester NH Connect app to report parking violators

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MANCHESTER, NH — After getting an email notification this afternoon that one of my neighbors reported something I might want to get behind, I thought I’d share.

New Manchester NH Connect mobile app is live.
New Manchester NH Connect mobile app is live.

Using the See-Click-Fix function, which is part of the Manchester NH Connect mobile app, someone reported that there were cars illegally parked on Winter Street, on the city’s West Side. According to the automated update, the problem was referred to Manchester Police.

We’ll see what happens.

Having seen lots of people discussing issues with rogue vehicles parked where they shouldn’t be parked, based on the new temporary parking prohibitions, it seemed like a good time to remind residents that they have the power to report most anything, right in the palms of their hands — as long as they’re holding a smartphone that’s been updated with the Manchester NH Connect mobile app.

It’s easy to use and it’s free. Learn more here.

Caveat: Of course some might see this as snitching. Others might see it as an efficient way to make sure the city’s streets are safe for travel and clear in case of emergency. What’s your take? Feel free to leave a comment below.


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  • Christine Murphy

    We’re fortunate in that we have a private driveway, so we don’t have to worry about parking during a snow emergency. But if we did live someplace where street parking is the only option, we would comply and move the car to one of the garages that the city has designated for this purpose. I know the whole thing is a serious pain in the butt and a big inconvenience, but public safety has to come first. So yes, I would use that app to report violators. Those who think that this is too much of an inconvenience should ask themselves how they’d feel if their house burned down, or a family member died, because a fire truck or ambulance was not able to reach them in a timely manner.

  • Louise

    I agree with Christine. Also, I live near a school where the parents of these kids that I worry about tucking themselves in between parked cars on both sides of the road, are still parking where signs are posted ‘No Parking, Snow Emergency, per order of Director of Highway Dept.’ They are still parking on both sides and when I was shoveling front walk the other day and asked one of the parents if they saw the sign, she told me in no uncertain terms that she was not parked, she was stopped and waiting. Five mins went by and a school bus trying to get through couldn’t and was beeping the horn and no one was moving. I saw the bus driver grab his radio but nothing happened. He sat out here for 20 minutes waiting for a car to move so he could get through without damaging anyone’s vehicle. What if this were an emergency response vehicle?? Vehicles were lined up behind the bus and vehicles were ahead of the bus headed in the opposite direction but could go nowhere either. People are just rude! Five minutes after everything cleared up, a cruiser cam strolling by. I had my scanner on and in their defense, the police were certainly not sitting on their thumbs at that time and stand still traffic, I am sure, is less dangerous than what they were dealing with at the time, but it is frustrating that these rude, ignorant, narcissistic people think they are above the law. They will be the first ones screaming if one their children gets hurt. Wishing this app was available on my laptop. I am old and don’t need a smart phone! 🙁