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Hancock Street Triangle

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

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
  • add to the quality of life in neighborhoods.
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Project Summary

From 2020 to 2022, we worked with neighborhood residents to understand their transportation safety concerns and develop a plan to address them.  Through a series of community meetings, we proposed new street designs that respond to concerns about speeding, visibility, fast turns, and crossing safety. 

Before reaching final designs, we shared proposals along the way and made modifications in response to feedback.  You can read about the plan and view presentations from previous meetings on this page.  We are aiming to install these changes in 2023. 

Construction update

Construction will begin this winter!

Construction schedules are dependent on weather.  To receive notifications about this project, sign-up for the email list. 

As early as january 2024

Spring 2024 

These will be installed in the Spring when the weather is warmer:

View the final plan

Explore the digital plan


Learn more about the design

Community Meetings

Community Meetings

Recent meeting

We held a virtual meeting on February 2, 2022.  The meeting covered intersections we are focusing on near bus stops on Hancock Street at.  We mailed a postcard to all residents to publicize the meeting. 

  • Hancock Street at Bird Street/Jerome Street
  • Hancock Street at Trull Street
  • Hancock Street at Rowell Street
  • Hancock Street in front of the Conservatory Lab School
Download the presentation:

We shared updates on proposed designs, including:

  • Streets determined eligible for speed humps
  • Updates on the design for a safer crossing at Bellevue Street, Trull Street, and Ronan Street

We also led a discussion about changing the street direction on Bellevue Street between Quincy Street and Ronan Street.  

Residents living in the zone will receive postcards in the mail about the project updates. 


We held a virtual meeting on April 27, 2021, and shared initial ideas for safer crossings for your feedback. 

On October 22, 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

Download October 22 presentation

Hancock Street Pop-up

We held an outdoor pop-up workshop in the neighborhood at the Stanley-Bellevue Playground on September 26. Residents dropped by to talk with us about their street safety and transportation concerns.  

Hancock Street Surveys

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 Hancock Street Triangle 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, 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 invited residents to chat with us in-person in parks and review the Slow Streets plan.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022: 4:30 - 6 P.M.

Stanley-Bellevue Park

TUESDAY, August 30, 2022: 4:30 - 6 P.M.

Stanley-Bellevue Park

Download a Handout

View the plan Online



Map of streets in the Slow Streets Zone

Streets within project area are marked in blue.

The Hancock Street Triangle 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.

A map of the hancock street triangle neighborhood slow streets zone that shows street design changes that will be installed

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