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We're bringing equity to street repairs in the City of Boston.

Through the StreetCaster program, we'll be taking a more equitable approach to providing resources for infrastructure. To start, we'll focus on sidewalk replacements and repairs.

The City will create new networks of sidewalks in areas that need them most. At the same time, we plan to improve the way we handle resident requests for repairs through the City’s 311 system.

What we're doing

2018 Mayors Challenge

The program is currently a finalist in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Mayors Challenge. Public Works and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics will be testing and prototyping ideas in the spring and summer of 2018.

The areas we're focusing on include:

  • how we plan infrastructure work
  • how we do infrastructure work, and
  • resident experience and communication.

As we progress through the planning phases of the program, we'd love to hear from you!

Request for Information

We're interested in learning about new sidewalk repair materials, technologies, and techniques as part of the StreetCaster program.

You can see the recently-released Request For Information (RFI) on this topic (responses are due on July 16, 2018).  Please share it with colleagues that you think may also be interested.

Sidewalk repair RFI

Current Sidewalk Cases

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