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.
Our Tow Lot is located at 200 Frontage Road in South Boston. Call 617-635-3900 for info.
News and AnnouncementsLatest news
Free Bluebikes passes for essential workers
Temporary outdoor extension of licensed premise guidance and application
City of Boston planningPlanning
We are working to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the City by 2030.
Our city-wide plan will connect people in every neighborhood to Boston’s greenway network.
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.
Programs and initiativesPrograms
Autonomous vehicles: Boston’s approach
Learn more about our plans for testing autonomous vehicles, and their potential future in the City of Boston.
Bike Share expansion
Want a bike share station near your house or by the best place for ice cream? Now's your chance to let us know.
Boston Parklets Program
The program offers residents and local businesses greater public space on which to gather and relax. Parklets are...
Car Share Boston
Car Share Boston offers residents an alternative to personal vehicle ownership. We dedicate parking spaces in municipal...
CharlieCard Access Initiative
CharlieCards decrease transit costs for MBTA riders. We are making these cost-saving cards more accessible.
Neighborhood Slow Streets
The City of Boston’s approach to lowering speeds and improving street safety on smaller, less-busy residential streets...
Recharge Boston: Electric vehicle resources
First, we need people who drive alone to take transit, carpool, bike or walk to work instead. To reach our carbon...
Tackling distracted driving
Texting, talking, using a map — anything other than driving — is dangerous. Protect yourself and others by keeping your...