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Safer, more accessible walking and biking

Creating welcoming, connected, complete streets.

In 2018, with the support of new staff and an increased budget, the City committed to:

  • building 15 Neighborhood Slow Streets zones to traffic-calm residential streets
  • complete 15 miles of protected bike lanes, and
  • make improvements at 15 corridors with safety challenges in the next four years.
Below, projects that are "in implementation" are linked to their respective web pages. Projects that are "in design" or "not yet started" are linked to their Go Boston 2030 Report page.
  • Where we are now:

    11 PROJECTS IN IMPLEMENTATION
    5 PROJECTS IN DESIGN
    2 PROJECTS NOT YET STARTED

Projects

Bike Share Network expansion
In implementation
The Blubikes network is available in all neighborhoods with over 230 stations in Boston as part of the larger regional system.
Summer Street protected bike lane
In implementation
We have installed the Fort Point phase of the on-sidewalk separated bike lane on Summer Street.
Public Realm Plan
In implementation
Tactical plazas in Charlestown, Allston, Chinatown, and East Boston and over 300 outdoor dining spaces have been installed.
Walk- and bike-friendly Main Streets
In implementation
We made improvements to Central, Hyde, and Roslindale Squares. Construction has started at Dudley Square, and designs were started at five districts.
Vision Zero: Priority Corridors and Safe Crossings
In implementation
Safety features have been completed along Mass. Ave., Walter St., Beacon St., Kneeland St., Longwood Ave., and at over a dozen intersections.
Vision Zero: Neighborhood Slow Streets
In implementation
Construction will be complete in 10 zones in 2022, with another three in design.
Better bike corridors
In implementation
We have added nine miles of separated bike lanes in Boston since adopting Go Boston 2030. Another 5.5 miles are in construction or pre-construction.
Washington Street / Columbus Avenue Complete Street (JP/Roxbury)
In implementation
The region’s first center running bus lanes have been installed on Columbus Avenue. Design for Egleston Square is ongoing.
Neighborhood Complete Street Corridors
In implementation
Cummins Highway and Tremont Street (South End) are in construction. Washington Street (JP) is in design.
Fairmount Greenway Neighborways
In design
We have installed wayfinding signs to the stations and concept designs were explored.
Green Links Network
In design
Designs have been completed for the Fenway Path, Roxbury-Fenway Connector, and the Arboretum Path.
Commonwealth Avenue beyond Packards Corner
In design
A concept design has been developed.
Southwest Corridor extension to Back Bay and Mass. General Hospital
In implementation
Rebranded as Connect Downtown, safety improvements and bike lanes were installed around the Public Garden and Tremont Street
Morrissey Boulevard Resilient Complete Street
In design
In design by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Multiuse path extension to the Blue Hills
Not yet started
This will be included in the redesign of Blue Hill Avenue.
Pedestrian-first traffic signals
In implementation
Traffic signals have been prioritized on equity criteria and crash history. The first five intersections are being retimed.
Dorchester Avenue Complete Street (South Boston)
In design
A concept design has been developed as a follow up to the release of PLAN Dot Ave.
Columbia Road Greenway
Not yet started
A process to redesign Columbia Road will be launched soon.
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