Roslindale Square Parking and Curb Access Plan
We are making changes to parking and curb access in Roslindale Square. This will improve how people, goods, and services access the businesses, residences, and activities within the square.
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is undergoing a planning process to improve parking and curb access in Roslindale Square. We conducted a parking study to understand how the curb is being used. We also surveyed business owners, employees, and commercial property owners. We released a proposed plan and received comments, met with members of the community, and made changes. We released a final parking and curb access plan.
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Parking and Curb Access Plan
We evaluated data from the parking study and the business survey. We released a plan for proposed changes to parking and curb access. We received comments on the plan, met with members of the community, and made changes. The plan includes the following:
- 15 Minute Pick-Up/Drop-Off and Delivery Zones
- Two Hour Metered Parking
- Regulating unrestricted parking
- Parking restrictions in effect Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
- Unmetered four hour parking
- Additional ADA accessible parking
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Parking and Turnover Study
We completed a parking and turnover study to understand how the curb is being used. The study showed that:
- Streets within the ‘commercial core’ were at or near 100% occupancy. These include Belgrade Avenue, Corinth Street, Birch Street, and Washington Street.
- Drivers are parking their vehicles beyond the two-hour parking limit.
- Driver park vehicles for eight hours or more on unrestricted streets.
- Most off-street parking lots had unused parking. There was an average of 20 unused spaces in the Municipal Parking Lot on Saturday, and seven on Wednesday.
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We surveyed business owners, employees, and commercial property owners. The survey showed that:
- Most customers spend one hour or less at a business.
- There is support for additional ADA parking, extending time limits in the municipal parking lot, and installing meters.
- The majority of customers arrive by car.
- There is agreement to not extend parking restrictions to 8 p.m. or later.
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The goal is to have parking and curb use changes installed in the summer of 2023.
Overall timeline for the project:
- Summer of 2021: BTD walked the area with members of the business community
- October 2021: BTD conducted a parking and turnover study
- March 2022: BTD released the Roslindale Parking Study Summary of Findings
- September 2022: BTD surveyed business owners, employees, and commercial property owners
- November 2022: BTD released the Roslindale Square Business Survey Response Report
- Winter 2023: BTD will release a plan for parking and curb use changes, there will be a three week period for public comment
- Spring 2023: BTD will release an updated plan for parking and curb use changes that incorporates public comments
- Summer 2023: Parking and curb use changes are installed