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Beacon Street Design Project

Beacon Street Design Project

The Boston Transportation Department is working to slow drivers and improve safety for people who are walking, biking, and driving on Beacon Street in the Back Bay.

We're looking at ways to make Beacon Street, between Arlington and Massachusetts Avenue, safer for everyone.

Map of Boston focused on Beacon St from Arlington to Mass Ave. That section of Beacon St is highlighted in orange.
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Transportation
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
United States

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Project updates

Project updates

Give your input on potential objectives and interventions. We’ve put together a list of potential project objectives and a list of tools / interventions that can be used to reach the objectives.

We need to know your priorities so we can explore the right types of changes. Read through the potential objectives and tools / interventions and then share your priorities for Beacon St.

Central Library, Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston Street

The Boston Transportation Department held a community meeting to discuss transportation safety improvements for Beacon Street. We collected ideas from people who walk, bike, and drive along Beacon Street to shape the project’s objectives and identify the design interventions that should be considered.

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Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street

The Boston Transportation Department and the Boston Police Department attended a special meeting called by the Neighborhood Association of Back Bay to discuss pedestrian safety and ways to reduce speeds on Beacon Street.

Speed feedback signs give motorists instant feedback on how fast they are going and flash when a driver exceeds the speed limit.

A speed feedback board on Beacon St. A static sign at the top shows the speed limit. A digital sign posted underneath shows the speed of a passing car.

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