Moreland Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue 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, and
- add to the quality of life in neighborhoods.
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June 2022 Meeting Recap
June 7 meeting
We hosted a meeting on June 7, 2022, to share a full overview of proposed changes across the neighborhood. We shared how designs changed and evolved in response to feedback from residents.Watch the recording:
Previous Meetings and UpdatesPrevious Meetings
We held a virtual meeting on May 6, 2021, and shared initial ideas for safer crossings for your feedback. We'll have more to show later this year as we add more parts to the plan, such as locations for speed humps and clear corners. View the presentation from the meeting and fill out the survey to share your thoughts.
We start our design process by listening to residents' concerns. We asked people to share what they see happening on their streets and how they feel while out walking, bicycling, or driving. We use residents' stories and concerns to inform the design approach for the Slow Streets zone.
In the Moreland Street/Mount Pleasant Avenue Neighborhood Slow Streets zone, we solicited feedback via:
- An online survey. Residents were able provide details and upload photos that describe their safety concerns. The survey was available in English, Haitian Creole, Kriolu, and Spanish. The survey was mobile-friendly.
- A mailed survey. Residents could choose to download and print the survey and send it to us by mail or email. Here's what the survey looked like.
Map of streets in the slow streets zone
The Moreland Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue 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 prioritize resources based on the population of 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.
Streets within project area are marked in blue.