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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.

We always try to take advantage of current technology to improve what we do, from customer service to new programs.

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.

25 mph in Boston
The default speed limit in the City of Boston is now 25 mph.
Learn about the change

News and Announcements

Parking meters
Mar 28

Mayor Walsh announces first demand-responsive price change for Seaport parking meters

New Urban Mechanics
Mayor Walsh marched in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston
Mar 17

Updated traffic advisory for St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston

The Mayor speaks to the crowd at the Go Boston 2030 event.
Mar 7

Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan released

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Mar 1

Traffic advisory for Boston Massacre reenactment on March 4


Upcoming Events

Imagine Boston 2030 open house
Apr 8

Imagine Boston 2030 open house

City of Boston planning

City 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

Go Boston 2030

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