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Highland Park

Last updated: 5/23/18

Highland Park

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

Highland Park 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.

Give your input

On May 17, we met with residents from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center at 9 Fulda Street. We've begun to collect and analyze traffic data in the neighborhood. We want to get your input before we move forward on developing a conceptual plan. At the meeting, we shared information about the Vision Zero, the Neighborhood Slow Streets program, data that we've collected in the Highland Park zone, and the proposed focus areas.

We've provided the presentation and additional data for your review. Use the form that's linked below to give us your input. The form will be open through June 20, 2018.

Review traffic flow datA*

*Speed data are available in the presentation.

Project updates

Project updates

We met with residents from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center at 9 Fulda Street.

May 17 presentation

May 17 Meeting Flyer

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Monday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m. We started at the Roxbury Crossing MBTA stop. 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 welcome 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

A light brown square
Private ways - Streets that are privately owned, so we will not be able to make changes to them

Dark gray square
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."