Neighborhood Slow Streets
The Neighborhood Slow Streets program developed and constructed traffic-calming projects in 15 Boston neighborhoods.
In 2023, the City moved away from this program. We will bring safety tools to more neighborhoods more quickly by separating our speed humps installation from intersection changes. This reduces the time needed for planning, design, engineering and construction. We plan to design and build speed humps on all eligible streets proactively.
Speed humps program
Wondering about speed humps in Boston? Check our new speed humps program page for more information.
2023 Construction Update
2022 Construction Season Update
Construction for Neighborhood Slow Streets zones resumed in early spring, 2022. Each zone's design included reconstruction of several intersections. That's in addition to tools such as speed humps, pavement markings, and signs. While all engineering designs have been fully approved and are ready for construction, our crews were not able to complete work in every zone.CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED IN:
- Dorchester United Neighborhood (DUN) Slow Streets zone: final markings for speed humps
- Grove Hall / Quincy Corridor Slow Streets zone: Howard Avenue curb changes and raised crosswalk
- Highland Park Slow Streets zone: crosswalk improvements at Centre Street at Highland Avenue
2020 Zones and Evaluation
We prioritized three new zones to join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2020:
- Hancock Street Triangle (Dorchester)
- Lower South Street and Vicinity (Roslindale)
- Moreland Street and Mount Pleasant Avenue (Roxbury)
Within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily changed our approach to prioritizing neighborhood zones. Rather than our typical nomination process, we decided to rescore all proposed zones from both previous rounds of applications.
2018 zones and evaluation
We are prioritized five zones to join the Neighborhood Slow Streets Program in 2018:
These five zones were selected through an objective evaluation process. We based this process on the pre-established criteria described on our web page and in application materials.
*Note: This document is not intended for printing. If you need to print any of the pages, use one of the documents provided in the "Print" section of the 2018 evaluation process page.
2018 Neighborhood specific pages
2017 zones and evaluation
Five communities joined the Neighborhood Slow Streets Program in 2017:
These five zones were prioritized through an objective evaluation process. We based this process on the pre-established criteria described on our web page and in application materials.
*Note: This document is not intended for printing. If you need to print any of the pages, use one of the documents provided in the "Print" section of the 2017 evaluation process page.
Street Safety Design Tools
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