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Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor

If you ride the bus along Hyde Park Ave., we want to hear from you! Take our transit rider survey! 

We want to provide faster, more reliable bus service to residents along Hyde Park Avenue while improving safety conditions for bikes and pedestrians. 

Hyde Park Avenue serves as one of the largest corridors in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The corridor connects residents to critical transit hubs and allows for greater mobility. 

Enhancing the speed and reliability of this corridor is vital to:

  • the City's overall transit connectivity goals
  • improving capacity in advance of future development

As a neighborhood that has been historically overlooked from a transit perspective, we want to ensure that the corridor infrastructure can accommodate changing demands by those who live, work, play, and travel along Hyde Park Avenue.

We initially began outreach for this project in 2019 and reached 30% design. The project was then delayed due to the pandemic, and these designs put on hold. Starting in October 2023, the Transportation Department is conducting the Southwest Boston Transit Action Plan (SWBTAP) in Roslindale, Hyde Park, and West Roxbury, which will include the HPA Multimodal Corridor Project.

Project Mission

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.

Despite the large number of bus riders, car ownership in Hyde Park is much higher than the City average. Traveling along the corridor has gotten more and more hectic for all modes. Unless we institute improvements along Hyde Park Avenue, this trend will only continue. 

Aerial view of Hyde Park

Hyde Park Avenue by the Numbers

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.

High ridership route

The Route 32 bus along Hyde Park Avenue is among the top ten MBTA bus routes serving the most riders each day. 

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 Timeline

Image for busy hyde park ave

​​2019:

Outreach to community groups and public meetings led to a preliminary design of Hyde Park Avenue. This design included bus priority elements and bike lanes along the corridor. 

Spring 2022:

The Transportation Department began initial outreach to community stakeholders. We are using the 2019 design as a starting point as we return to the community to hear their wants and needs as the corridor evolves. 

Summer 2022:

We will continue meeting with community groups in Hyde Park to advance the design. 

2023:

Starting in October 2023, the Transportation Department is conducting the Southwest Boston Transit Action Plan (SWBTAP) in Roslindale, Hyde Park, and West Roxbury, which will include the HPA Multimodal Corridor Project.

 

2024:

The team has been coordinating with other City and BPDA projects, including attending Squares and Streets events. Some upcoming milestones:

  • We will be conducting additional bus rider surveys starting April 29. 
  • Office hours will be held online and in person, starting in May. Schedule a virtual 15 minute meeting here!
  • Open houses were originally scheduled for May. Unfortunately these have been rescheduled to late June. Sign up for the newsletter to get alerts on when and where they will take place. 

Project Scope

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