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Last updated: 9/25/19

Redefining Our Community

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for the Redefining Our Community neighborhood.

Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston's approach to traffic calming on residential streets. 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.

The Redefining Our Community neighborhood is one of five communities selected to join the program in 2018.

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We shared design concepts for traffic-calming at the Redefine Our Community meeting on June 20.

Project History


We hosted a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 20 at 45 Stanton Street in Dorchester.  We shared concept plans for community feedback.

June 20 Public Meeting

June 20 presentation

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Monday, October 8, 2018, at 4 p.m. This walk was an opportunity for community members to share their transportation-related safety concerns. We started at Norfolk Street and Edson Street and neighbors were welcome to join all or some of the walk.

The walk was not the only time or place for community members to provide input on the Neighborhood Slow Streets project. Neighbors can also share their concerns:

What we learned from the walk will supplement:

  • engineering observations
  • data collected through speed and volume studies, and
  • the information provided on the Safety Concerns map and through email and phone calls.

Zone map

Bright blue square.Zone streets* - Streets that will be evaluated for traffic calming improvements
A light brown squarePrivate ways - Streets that are privately owned, so we will not be able to make changes to them
A light blue squareStreets in other zones - Streets that are being evaluated for traffic calming as part of other zones
A light gray squareOther 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
A light green squareOpen space - Parks and other open spaces

*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."

A map of the Redefine Our Community neighborhood slow streets zone.

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