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.
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. This fall, you can share your concerns with us in three ways.
Join us at Healy Field to learn more about the Lower South Street Neighborhood Slow Streets project.
- Saturday, September 12, 2020
- 12 - 3 p.m.
- Meet us on Florence Street
For the safety of you, your neighbors, and City staff, we will follow State and City guidelines for meetings. All attendees must wear a mask and stay six feet away from others.
Use our interactive survey to share your stories, concerns, and photos. You can complete this activity on your computer or on a mobile device as you walk throughout your neighborhood.
If you prefer to handwrite your safety concerns instead, you can download and print a PDF of the survey questions. You can scan and email or mail the form back to us:
Send the form by email to:
Send the form by mail to:
We will host a virtual meeting to answer your questions and share updates. Sign up for the email list to receive a registration link.
- Tuesday, October 20, 2020
- 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- Online (stay tuned for registration link)
Map of Zone Streets
Streets marked in blue are within project area