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Boston Common traffic advisory for Saturday, November 18

November 16, 2017


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The Camp Harbor View 5K and other events will affect traffic and parking in the area on Saturday.

If you're coming into the City, we encourage you not to drive. Consider using Hubway, the regional bike-share service, or public transportation through the MBTA instead. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises you to buy a round-trip ticket instead of a one-way. Walking is also a great way to travel around Boston.

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Camp Harbor View 5K


The Camp Harbor View 5K route will be closed to traffic from about 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Streets will re-open as the last of the runners get to the finish line.

Race route

The race starts at 9 a.m. on Charles Street, between Boylston and Beacon Streets. After starting on Charles Street, about 2,000 participants will:

  • turn left onto Beacon Street
  • left onto Arlington Street
  • right onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound, under the Massachusetts Avenue underpass
  • left onto Charlesgate West
  • left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound, under the Massachusetts Avenue underpass
  • left onto Arlington Street
  • right onto Beacon Street, and
  • right onto Charles Street.

Parking restrictions map

Parking restrictions list

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect on these streets:

  • Beacon Street, both sides, Bowdoin Street to Arlington Street
  • Boylston Street, both sides, Arlington Street to Washington Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Charles Street South, both sides, Park Plaza to Boylston Street
  • New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
  • Park Street, both sides, Beacon Street to Tremont Street
  • Plympton Street, both sides, Harrison Avenue to Albany Street