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Last updated: 12/18/18

Tactical Public Realm

We’re creating “tactical” interventions that transform the public realm through low-cost projects that are easy to put in place.

The City will fund several of these projects each year, based on community applications.

Have questions? Contact:

Jacob Wessel
Want to suggest a location?

Please fill out our form to suggest a location for a public realm intervention in your neighborhood:

Suggestion form

Photo Credit:
Jessica Robertson

About the program

We are introducing new tools for lower-cost, rapid (tactical) improvements to our public space.

This program is based in our conversations with the community through Go Boston 2030. In those talks, we found that improving the public realm was a top priority.

Community applications

Each year, the City will fund several interventions based on community applications.

For each intervention, our guidelines give:

  • an overview
  • context and location criteria
  • application and implementation process, and
  • community partner and City roles.

About Go Boston 2030

Boston’s citywide transportation plan, Go Boston 2030, lays out a commitment to:

  • walk-friendly, transit-supporting, and bike-welcoming policy and infrastructure, and
  • prioritize the movement of people over cars.

With Go Boston 2030, community ideas serve as the backbone for our decisions. We want to engage with as many different people across Boston as possible.

Learn more about Go Boston 2030