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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:



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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