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Last updated: 1/26/18


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

Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests 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 residential streets
  • lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and
  • add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Chinatown is one of five communities that was selected to join the program in 2017.

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
United States
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Looking for general information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets program? Visit the Neighborhood Slow Streets page.


We are actively working on developing designs based on what we've heard from community members. Once those designs are developed, we'll share them at a public meeting and give people the opportunity to give feedback (before and after the meeting).

In the meantime, neighbors can share their concerns on the Vision Zero Safety Concerns map. If you'd like to receive project updates, you can join the mailing list by entering your email address and zip code into the boxes above.

Project Updates

Project Updates

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Tuesday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. We started at Kneeland Street and Harvard Street. What we learned from the walk will supplement information:

  • received in the application
  • reported through the Vision Zero Safety Concerns map, and
  • collected through speed and volume studies. 

Neighbors were welcomed to join all or some of the walk. The walk was not the only time or place that neighbors can provide input on the Neighborhood Slow Streets project. Neighbors can also share their concerns on the Vision Zero Safety Concerns map or at future public meetings about the project.

Zone Map

Bright blue square.
Zone streets* - Streets that we will evaluate for traffic calming improvements

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Vision Zero Streets - Streets that are being considered for changes as a part of the separate Vision Zero project

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Other streets - Streets that are outside of the zone, regardless of who owns them, or streets that are within the zone boundaries and will not be evaluated for traffic calming.

*All streets that we will consider for changes are marked as "zone streets." During the planning process, we may determine that some streets won’t see any changes. We generally will not consider any additional streets that are not marked as "zone streets."