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Last updated: 12/6/17

Main Streets Explorer

Jump on a free shuttle and visit Main Streets in Hyde Park, Roslindale Village, and West Roxbury.

The Main Streets Explorer is a pilot program. We're offering a shuttle on December 7, 14, and 21 between three Main Street Districts:

We want riders to experience the live music, restaurants, stores, and events in each neighborhood. Our free shuttle is open to anyone who wants to ride. It's an easy way to shop, eat, and play locally. Learn more about when and where to pick up the shuttle at the bottom of this page.

This pilot program is run by the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Through this experiment, they are testing ways Main Street Districts could be even more welcoming spaces for all.

Where to pick up the shuttle

Pickup and dropoff locations
  1. Hyde Park Clock Tower:
    1179 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136 (River Street and Fairmount Avenue)
  2. Roslindale Clock Tower:
    4 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131 (Birch Street off Belgrade)
  3. West Roxbury Clock Tower:
    1891 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 (Hastings and Centre Street)
Shuttle timeline
Hyde Park Clock Tower Roslindale Village Clock Tower West Roxbury Clock Tower
4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Main Streets Explorer raffle

how to take part 

By riding the Main Streets Explorer, you earn the chance to win even more Main Streets experiences. Simply grab a free ticket when you climb aboard the explorer and jot down your email. You can drop off the ticket at any of the participating local businesses. Learn more about those businesses.

Each Main Street district will award one prize. Winners will be drawn at the end of the Explorer pilot on December 21. To be eligible to win a prize from a Main Street district, you must visit and drop your ticket off in that district.

Prizes: Hyde Park
  • $10 gift certificate to Ron’s Ice Cream
  • $25 gift certificate to Bacaro
  • $25 gift certificate to Fairmount Grille
  • $25 gift certificate to ZAZ
Prizes: Roslindale Village
  • A Farmers Market Tote Bag filled with a Roslindale t-shirt
  • $20 gift card to Shanti Restaurant
  • $20 in Rozzie Bucks, and
  • A mini Roslindale puzzle of Peters Hill
Prizes: West Roxbury
  • $20 Gift Card for Recreo
  • $30 Gift Card for Boomerangs
  • $25 gift card for Jack O'Neills