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West of Washington Street

Last updated: 6/30/18

West of Washington Street

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for the West of Washington Street 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.

West of Washington Street 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 June 28, we met with residents from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Mount Horeb Lodge #10 on Harvard Street. We shared:

  • information about Vision Zero, the Neighborhood Slow Streets program
  • data that we've collected in the West of Washington zone, and
  • some concept designs for review and discussion.

We've provided the presentation for your review. Use the form that's linked below to give us your input. The form will be open through August 1, 2018.

Project updates

Project updates

We met with residents from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mount Horeb Lodge #10 on Harvard Street.

June 28 Presentation

June 28 Meeting Flyer

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Friday, September 29, at 4:30 p.m. We started at Park Street and Norwell 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

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

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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."