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Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor

More than 10,000 people ride along Hyde Park Avenue everyday. We want to improve transit travel along this major corridor and reduce delay during peak hours.

We are currently seeking feedback on the common problems along Hyde Park Avenue. Please complete our survey and help shape the improvements along the corridor! Join our project email list to receive updates!

Questions? Contact:

Transportation | Transit Team

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About

Importance of Hyde Park Avenue

While the population in Greater Boston increases, so does congestion and travel times for commuters. Hyde Park Avenue serves as a transit backbone for the entire Hyde Park neighborhood. More than 30,000 people live in Hyde Park. Many of them rely on Hyde Park Avenue to connect to other transit hubs.

Increasing delays

Despite the large number of bus riders, 81 percent of households own at least one car. That's much higher than the City average of 65 percent. Transit delay times along this corridor have seen continual increases and all bus routes running along the corridor have been affected. Unless we develop meaningful transit plans and improvements, expect this trend to continue.

Corridor Statistics

High Ridership

5 ROUTES SERVED

Routes 32, 14, 30, 33, 50 all travel along Hyde Park Avenue at some point.  

High Volume

Over 200 buses a day travel the entire length of the corridor.

10,629 DAILY RIDERS

Between Wolcott Square and Forest Hills Station, more than 10,000 32 bus riders travel along Hyde Park Avenue each weekday. 

High Delay

4.5 Miles

Forest Hills to Wolcott Square is 4.5 miles and takes roughly 35 minutes on the 32 bus.

30 minute delays

Delays can range from 15 to up to 30 minutes going one way.

30 hours a month

Riders on the 32 bus, riding the entire length of the corridor every day, can spend an additional 30 hours a month in delays. This translates to nearly 1,000,000 collective hours of delay per year.

Project progress and near-term timeline

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  • August: Analysis of existing mobility conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, bus riders, and motorists.
  • October: Community process and feedback started.
  • November: Community process continued, site walk, and official project kickoff.
  • December - January: Light community engagement continues.
  • February: Community Meeting/Open House - 1 (Date TBD)