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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!

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Image for Lower South Street Neighborhood Slow Streets virtual meeting
Oct 20

Lower South Street Neighborhood Slow Streets virtual meeting


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

Learn More

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: 
Boston Transportation Department
Attn: Neighborhood Slow Streets
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026

Print and Download Survey

virtual meeting

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