Getting around Boston
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.
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.
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.
Youth Cycling Program
We teach young residents how to ride and bike safely in a fun, secure environment.
With the Bluebikes bike-sharing system, you can get a bike when you need one.
Boston Bikes has installed more than 3,600 bicycle parking spaces in the past seven years.
Car and ride sharing
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.
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.
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.
To and from Logan Airport
The MBTA offers free Silver Line bus service from all airport terminals to South Station.
Massport offers an express bus service from Back Bay to Logan Airport.
Massport provides free shuttle-bus service between airline terminals and Airport Station on the MBTA’s Blue Line.
Resources for seniors
The City offers door-to-door transportation to residents age 60 and older. Compare this option and many others through the FriendshipWorks Transportation Guide.
Residents age 65 and over — as well as disabled residents of all ages — can buy coupon books for taxis licensed in Boston.
Watch Arina’s trip on the Blue Line and the Shuttle from East Boston. She shared her ideas with Boston’s Chief of Streets, Chris Osgood.