Through our Streets work, we want to improve the flow of people throughout the City with:
- smart and more accessible street furniture
- parking systems that limit congestion, and
- safer roadways for cyclists.
We work with the Mayor's Streets Cabinet, the Transportation Department, and Public Works. We want to understand how people are moving through our urban landscape and design new pathways to help them.
Autonomous vehicles: Boston’s approach
Learn more about our plans for testing autonomous vehicles, and their potential future in the City of Boston.
Car Share Boston
Car Share Boston offers residents an alternative to personal vehicle ownership. We dedicate parking spaces in municipal...
Pick-up and drop-off pilot for passenger cars
The pilot program in the Fenway dedicates curb space for pick-ups and drop-offs for all passenger vehicles, including...
LED Street Name Signs
To make streets safer for pedestrians at night, we experimented with the use of street name signs lit by LED lights.
In the winter of 2013, we launched a smart parking initiative in Boston's Innovation District with the Boston...
Neighborhood Slow Streets
The City of Boston’s approach to lowering speeds and improving street safety on smaller, less-busy residential streets...
Vehicle Side Guards
We installed vehicle side guards on 18 Public Works trucks to reduce the risk to cyclists in the case of a crash.
The tool allows residents to partner with Boston Fire to make sure a specific fire hydrant is cleared of snow.
Boston Parklets Program
The program offers residents and local businesses greater public space on which to gather and relax. Parklets are...
The City of Boston is using technology to re-imagine its streets. On smart streets, we use technology — like cameras and...