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Our department has two missions. The first is to advance public and transportation safety. The second is to manage the Boston’s street network to best and fairly serve all users.

We strive to guarantee safe and efficient travel into and around Boston. We always consider pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, passengers, and everyone who takes public transportation. Our work attempts to improve safety and traffic flow while balancing residential and commercial needs for street parking. We use coordinated planning, engineering, enforcement, and community engagement to guide our work.

1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boston Tow Lot

Our Tow Lot is located at 200 Frontage Road in South Boston. Call 617-635-3900 for info.

Student move-in 2017
Learn about parking and traffic restrictions at the end of the month.
Student move-in information

Upcoming Events

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News and Announcements

Mayor Walsh releases first Vision Zero Annual Report
Mayor Walsh spoke at a public safety press conference on Friday
Aug 18

Advisory for planned Boston Common rallies

Choosing a mover
Aug 18

Parking and traffic restrictions during 2017 student move-in

Aug 10

City holding 28 bike share workshops this fall

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Aug 4

Third demand-responsive price change for waterfront meters starts August 7

More Transportation news

City of Boston planning

Vision Zero
Vision Zero Boston

We are working to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the City by 2030. Add your concerns to our map.

Columbia Road
Boston Green Links

Our city-wide plan will connect people in every neighborhood to Boston’s greenway network.

Boston Complete Streets
Boston Complete Streets

We want to create streets that are great public spaces and last a long time.

Go Boston 2030

The City of Boston initiative envisions a bold transportation future for the City for the next five, 10, and 15 years.