Roslindale Square Parking and Curb Access Plan
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.
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