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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.
  • Have questions? Contact:

  • For general information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets program, visit the Neighborhood Slow Streets page.

  • Chat with us

    Every other Wednesday, you can schedule a virtual chat or phone call with a project team member. 

    Find a time to chat

  • Get on the Email List

    Receive email updates about meetings and project updates.

View the draft designs

Explore the interactive draft plan. Updated in June 2022. 

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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:

English

Spanish

Download the presentation:

English 

Tell us what you think!

Ways to get in touch with us:

Meetings

Meetings

Previous Meetings and Updates

Previous Meetings

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.  

View the invitation postcard


Meeting topics: 
  • Speed humps
  • New crosswalks on Moreland Street
  • New crosswalks on Mount Pleasant Avenue
  • New crosswalk on Copeland Street
  • New crosswalk on Dunreath Street
  • Street direction change options 

Meeting recap
Watch the recording:

English

Spanish

Download the presentation:

English 

We hosted a meeting on February 16, 2022, to share updates on proposed designs for the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan. 

View the meeting postcard


Meeting topics:
  • We shared three options for a safer crossing on Copeland Street.

Meeting recap
Watch the recording:

English

download the presentation:

English

We hosted a meeting on November 10, 2021, to share updates on proposed designs for the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan. 

View the meeting invite


Meeting topics:
  • Streets that are eligible for speed humps
  • Changing the street direction on Perrin Street between Waverly Street and Moreland Street. 
  • Draft designs for safer crosswalks on Moreland Street near the Gertrude Howes Playground, Mount Pleasant Avenue near the Mount Pleasant Avene Playground, and Copeland Street near Little Scobie Playground.

Meeting recap
Watch the recording:

English

Español

download the presentation:

English

Español


Follow-up Mail:

We mailed postcards so residents could learn about the designs we shared in the meeting:  

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 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

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.  

Map of Moreland Neighborhood Slow Streets zone  with streets included in the project shown in blue

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