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Cambridge, Mass., parking tickets have yoga advice

September 21, 2010

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Drivers aggravated by parking tickets are getting some calming advice from the Cambridge transportation department -- try yoga.

The city's parking tickets include instructions on the reverse on how to bend into some simple yoga positions.

The Boston-area city known for its elite universities, Harvard and MIT, printed 40,000 of the tickets as part of a public art project by artist-in-residence Daniel Peltz. Cambridge parking enforcement officers hand out about 340,000 tickets per year.

Susan Clippinger, the city's transportation chief, tells the Boston Herald the purpose of the tickets is to "debunk the idea that all parking tickets are a hostile action."

Not everyone's buying into the peace. Cambridge resident Hyunho Noh said "it's not working" as he showed up to pay a $25 ticket.

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