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Moreland Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue Neighborhood

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

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

Latest: View ideas for safer crossings

At this stage, we have ideas for safer crossings.  We invite your feedback! 

Project updates


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. You can view the presentation from the meeting and fill out the survey to share your thoughts.  

We held two outdoor pop-up workshops in the neighborhood. The first was at the Gertrude Howes Playground on September 12. The second was at Mt. Pleasant Avenue Playground on October 3. Residents dropped by to talk with us about their street safety and transportation concerns.

On October 14, we held a virtual meeting. The meeting was advertised via direct mail to residents of the zone and through our email list.

At the meeting, we reviewed:

  • the Neighborhood Slow Streets program, generally
  • the common tools we use to address safety concerns
  • concerns we heard online, by mail, and in-person, and 
  • the project timeline and next steps.

View October 2020 presentation

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.

We shared the presentation below at neighborhood meetings to introduce the project. We also shared upcoming opportunities to talk with us about transportation and street safety concerns in the neighborhood.

Download August 2020 Presentation

Upcoming events


Map of Streets in Priority Area

Streets within project area are marked in blue.