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Dorchester Unified Neighborhood - East and West

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for the Dorchester Unified Neighborhood East and West Slow Streets Zones.

Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston's approach to traffic calming on residential streets. We're focused on street designs that self-enforce slower speeds and safer behaviors. Through this program, we aim to:

  • reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets
  • lessen the impacts of traffic, and
  • add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

The Dorchester Unified Neighborhood (West Codman Hill) consists of two Slow Streets Zones:

  1. Dorchester Unified Neighborhood East, and
  2. Dorchester Unified Neighborhood West.

Three other communities were selected to join the program in 2018.

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Neighborhood Slow Streets

Latest updates

Fall 2019 Updates

This summer, we reviewed your feedback and updated traffic-calming concepts for this Neighborhood Slow Streets zone.  

Fall 2019 Updates Handout


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Project History


We shared concept designs at the Dorchester Unified Neighborhood Association public meeting on May 29 at the Boston International High School.

May 29 Public Meeting Announcement

Redefine our Community june 20, meeting materials:

At the Redefine Our Community Slow Streets meeting on June 20, 2019, we shared traffic-calming concepts for streets north of Evans Street, including the Milton Avenue/Edson Street intersection. 

We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. This walk was an opportunity for community members to share their transportation-related safety concerns. We started at Milton Avenue and Armandine Street. Neighbors were welcome to join all or some of the walk.

The walk was not the only time or place for community members to provide input on the Neighborhood Slow Streets project. Neighbors can also share their concerns:

What we learned from the walk will supplement:

  • engineering observations
  • data collected through speed and volume studies, and
  • the information provided on the Safety Concerns map and through email and phone calls.

Zone map

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Zone streets* - Streets that will be evaluated for traffic calming improvements

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 D.U.N. West - Streets in Dorchester Unified Neighborhood East Slow Streets Zone 

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 D.U.N East - Streets in Dorchester Unified Neighborhood West Slow Streets Zone 

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Private ways - Streets that are privately owned, so we will not be able to make changes to them

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Streets in other zones - Streets that are being evaluated for traffic calming as part of other zones

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Other streets - Streets that are outside of the zone, regardless of who owns them, or streets that are within the zone boundaries and will not be evaluated for traffic calming

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Open space - Parks and other open spaces

*All streets that we will consider for changes are marked as "zone streets." During the planning process, we may determine that some streets won’t see any changes. We generally will not consider any additional streets that are not marked as "zone streets."

2018 Application Period

Neighborhood Slow Streets prioritizes street safety improvements in areas:

  • with a history of serious crashes
  • with a high number of residents more likely to be killed or seriously injured walking or biking (children, older adults, and people living with disabilities)
  • that include places people may walk or bike to (schools, libraries, parks, community centers, bus stops, or transit stations),  and
  • near existing or planned opportunities for walking, biking, or taking transit.

2018 Application Period information