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Traffic regulations and permits

Traffic regulations and permits

We have a number of rules you need to follow if you want to use the City of Boston’s streets.

If you want to dive into deeper detail about Boston’s traffic rules and regulations, we have an extensive pdf guide. Below you can find common Transportation Department permits and applications:

Still have questions? Contact:
Transportation
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
United States

Boston's Complete Streets

The Transportation Department is leading an effort to give pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit users the access to City streets that car drivers enjoy. We hope to create streets that are great public spaces and last a long time. 

We’re also searching for innovative ways to address climate change and promote healthy living.

Learn more about Boston’s complete streets