Lower South Street Neighborhood
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.
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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.
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.
Residents can provide details and upload photos that describe their safety concerns through the online survey.
mail in survey
Residents can also choose to download and print the survey and send it to us by mail or email.
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.
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.
Map of Zone Streets
Streets marked in blue are within project area