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Last updated: 10/5/18


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 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 currently working to develop the engineered design plans and conducting internal reviews. We plan to host another public meeting in the late winter of 2019. If you'd like to be notified about the next public meeting, join the email list using the form on the sidebar at the top of this page.

Project Updates

Project Updates

After the July 26, 2018, public meeting, we collected feedback through an online survey. Community members were asked to give their feedback on the concept plan.

We met with residents from 6 - 8 p.m. at the China Trade Center on Boylston Street.

Chinatown Concept Plan     唐人街概念计划

Meeting flier     会议资料

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

Light blue square
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."