Grove Hall / Quincy Corridor
Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston. 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.
Grove Hall / Quincy Corridor is one of five communities that was selected to join the program in 2017.
This year, we shared draft plans at neighborhood meetings, office hours, and community events. We reviewed feedback and updated designs to reflect community concerns.
Bishop Joe L. Smith Way and a small section of Normandy Street have been added to the zone. These two street segments are outlined with a dotted blue line on the map.
We joined community members for a neighborhood walk on Monday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. We started at Wayland Street and Howard Avenue. What we learned from the walk will supplement information:
- received in the application
- reported through the Vision Zero Safety Concerns map, and
- collected through speed and volume studies.
Neighbors were welcome to join all or some of the walk. The walk was not the only time or place that community members can provide input on the Neighborhood Slow Streets project. Neighbors can also share their concerns on the Vision Zero Safety Concerns map or at future public meetings about the project.
After the May 31, 2018, public meeting, we collected feedback on the focus areas through an online survey. Community members were asked to share their ideas for:
- improving safety on streets near the Willis Beauford Tot Lot
- improving safety at the intersection of Wayland St and Howard Avenue
- improving safety near the MLK School (along Lawrence Avenue near Mascoma Street)
- improving traffic flow along Wayland Street, Cunningham Street, Bird Street, Magnolia Street, and Ceylon Street, and
- reducing speeds and improving safety on their street and at other locations.
*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."
2017 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.