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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.

Parking meter updates
The City's parking meter fees will increase starting on Monday, July 1.
Meter update information

News and Announcements

Latest news
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Oct 30

Halloween Street Closures in Boston's Neigborhoods

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Oct 11

Columbus Day Parade, Boston 10K for Women, Other Events

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Oct 3

Roslindale Day Parade, Centennial Double Tenth Parade, Other Events

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Sep 26

Mission Hill Road Race, Allston Village Street Fair, Rozzie Fall Fest, Other Events

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.

Upcoming events

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Nov 22

Tremont Street Business Walk

More Transportation events

Go Boston 2030

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

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Contact: Transportation
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