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Roxbury Safe Routes to School project

Comprehensive plan for creating calmer, safer streets and crossings in partnership with residents and schools in Roxbury.

We're developing plans for slowing speeds and creating safer crossings around Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury. The City of Boston is working in partnership with:

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Call for Artists / Cultural Workers

We're looking for an artist and/or cultural worker to engage and collaborate with community members to imagine and design new pedestrian-friendly spaces at the intersection of Harold Street, Abbotsford Street and Crawford Street in the Garrison Trotter neighborhood of Roxbury.

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We are working together with residents and Ellis Elementary to develop a plan for improving street safety in the neighborhood. Ideas include adding speed humps, raised crosswalks, and curb extensions to create safer streets and crossings. 

The Roxbury Safe Routes to School Project Area includes streets bounded by:
  • south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • west of Warren Street and Elm Hill Avenue
  • north of Seaver Street, and 
  • east of Walnut Avenue


A map of the Roxbury neighborhood that shows streets within the Safe Routes to School Project area.  Planned speed humps are indicated by blue rectangles

This neighborhood serves several schools, parks, and community places, including:
  • Ellis Elementary School 
  • Crawford Street Playground
  • Crispus Attacks Children Center 
  • Boston Latin Academy  
  • Trotter K-8 School 
  • Bridge Boston Charter School 
  • Horatio Harris Park 

The goal of the Roxbury Safe Routes to School project is to create safer, calmer streets and crossings.  The project will focus on:

  1. Working with Ellis Elementary school to develop programming to encourage walking and biking to school
  2. Installing speed humps to slow speeds to 20 to 25 mph
  3. Making crossings safer at:
  • Harold Street, Crawford Street, and Abbotsford Street
  • Walnut Avenue where it meets Crawford Street and Holworthy Street
  • Walnut Avenue at Cobden Street
  • Walnut Avenue at Westminster Avenue
  • Walnut Avenue at Ruthven Street 
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