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Lower South Street Neighborhood

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for Lower South Street.

Neighborhood Slow Streets is an approach to street safety requests on minor residential streets in Boston. We're focused on street designs that self-enforce slower speeds and safer behaviors. Through this program, we aim to:

  • reduce the number and severity of crashes on the minor residential streets
  • create safer streets for walking and biking
  • add to the quality of life in neighborhoods.

The Lower South Street and Vicinity Neighborhood was added to the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in summer 2020. The City of Boston prioritizes neighborhoods for traffic-calming to serve first those areas with the most need. We work in communities with more youth, elders, and people with disabilities and where there are more public places, such as libraries, schools, and parks. We also consider the crash rate per mile on local streets.

Have questions? Contact:

Looking for general information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets program? Visit the Neighborhood Slow Streets page.

Tell us your transportation and street safety concerns.

Fill out the survey!

Cuéntenos sus inquietudes relativas a la seguridad en el transporte.

¡Complete la encuesta!

Pale nou de enkyetid sekirite w yo.

Reponn kesyon sondaj la!

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Welcome to Neighborhood Slow Streets! We have information about the program, our design tools, and the design timeline for your zone.

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Share your concerns

We start our design process by listening to your concerns. Share what you see happening on your streets and how you feel while out walking, bicycling, or driving. We use your stories and concerns to inform the design approach for your zone. 

Through the end of 2020, residents can continue to share their safety concerns with us as we work to build a concept design plan. 

Online Survey

Residents can provide details and upload photos that describe their safety concerns through the online survey.  

Online Survey 

mail in survey

Residents can also choose to download and print the survey and send it to us by mail or email.

Print Survey

Send the form by email to:
Send the form by mail to: 
Boston Transportation Department
Attn: Neighborhood Slow Streets
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
Pop-up Workshops

We held an outdoor pop-up workshop in the neighborhood at the Healy Field on September 12.  Residents dropped by to talk with us about their street safety and transportation concerns. 

virtual meeting

On October 20, we held a virtual meeting.  We summarized the concerns we heard online, by mail, and in-person and discussed the project timeline and next steps in more detail. 

View Presentation

Map of Zone Streets

Streets marked in blue are within project area