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Getting around Boston

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Getting around Boston

Last updated 4/7/16

Whether you’re walking, taking the T, riding a bike, or car sharing, there are many ways to get around Boston.

Vision Zero

Contact: Transportation
MAKE BOSTON'S LOCAL STREETS SAFER FOR TRAVEL

With the Vision Zero initiative, the City hopes to end fatal and serious crashes. You can help by reporting safety concerns on our map. These responses help inform our long-term City planning.

Add your concern

HOW IS VISION ZERO DIFFERENT FROM 311?

Vision Zero is a long-term effort to collect ideas and make improvements. If you have an immediate problem in your neighborhood, contact 311.

The Safety Concerns map is a great opportunity for people to share their ideas about how to improve roadway safety and create better and safer streets across our City.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Walking in Boston

Walking

Boston and Washington D.C. tie for the highest number of commuters who bike or walk to work.

According to the Alliance for Biking and Walking's 2016 Benchmarking Report, 16.7 percent of Boston residents bike or walk to work.

Biking

Biking
Contact: Boston Bikes
Youth Cycling Program
Youth Cycling Program

We teach young residents how to ride and bike safely in a fun, secure environment.

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Hubway
Bike sharing

With the Hubway bike-sharing system, you can get a bike when you need one.

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Bike parking
Bike parking

Boston Bikes has installed more than 3,600 bicycle parking spaces in the past seven years.

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Car and ride sharing

Contact: Transportation
Car sharing vs. ride sharing

With car sharing, you drive the car and pay for the time you use it. With ride-sharing services, you’re a paying passenger. Here’s some tips on how to stay safe.

What is DriveBoston?

The City program provides parking spaces for car-share services. The pilot phase, which started in the fall of 2015 and will last 18 months, includes 80 spaces across the City.

DriveBoston locations

We place cars in dedicated spaces around the City, including areas where there aren’t many car-share options. There are 49 spaces in municipal lots and 31 curbside.

View the map

WHY IS CAR SHARING VALUABLE?

Research shows that, over time, car sharing can remove up to 13 personal cars from the road. Fewer cars mean fewer carbon emissions and more curb space.

MBTA subway train

To and from Logan Airport

BUS SERVICE

The MBTA offers free Silver Line bus service from all airport terminals to South Station.

Logan Express

Massport offers an express bus service from Back Bay to Logan Airport.

Shuttles

Massport provides free shuttle-bus service between airline terminals and Airport Station on the MBTA’s Blue Line.

Ferry boat

The MBTA offers ferry-boat service from Hingham or Hull to the airport, weather permitting.

Taxis

Boston police regulate all taxis and pedi-cabs. Learn what you can expect from your ride.

Resources for seniors

Senior Shuttle

The City offers door-to-door transportation to residents age 60 and older. Compare this option and many others through the FriendshipWorks Transportation Guide.

Taxi discount coupon program

Residents age 65 and over — as well as disabled residents of all ages — can buy coupon books for taxis licensed in Boston.

Arina's commuter trip

Commuter stories

Watch Arina’s trip on the Blue Line and the Shuttle from East Boston. She shared her ideas with Boston’s new Chief of Streets, Chris Osgood.

Watch the video