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Last updated: 9/25/19

Washington - Harvard - Norwell

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for the Washington - Harvard - Norwell 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 Washington - Harvard - Norwell neighborhood is one of five communities selected to join the program in 2018.

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Looking for general information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets program? Visit the Neighborhood Slow Streets page.

Proposed Plan

We shared concept design plans at a public meeting on June 12 at the Aspirers Community Center.  Please review the presentation and share your feedback and suggestions.

Project updates

Project updates

We shared concept design plans at a public meeting on June 12 at the Aspirers Community Center at 358 Washington Street in Dorchester.  

 June 12 meeting information

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. This walk was an opportunity for community members to share their transportation-related safety concerns. We started at Harvard Street and Norwell 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 square
Private ways - Streets that are privately owned, so we will not be able to make changes to them
A light blue square
Streets in other zones - Streets that are being evaluated for traffic calming as part of other zones
A light 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
A light green square
Open 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 Washington - Harvard - Norwell neighborhood slow streets zone.