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Mayor Walsh Announces Open Newbury Street

Newbury Street to Become Pedestrian-Only Walkway on August 7

BOSTON - Monday, July 18, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced "Open Newbury Street" on Sunday, August 7, 2016. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, closing to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity to use the full width of the street. Newbury Street will be pedestrian-only from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

"Open Newbury Street is an opportunity for our residents and visitors to enjoy everything Newbury Street has to offer without worrying about cars," said Mayor Walsh. "We've received a large amount of positive feedback from the community, and have worked closely with businesses and residents to ensure the pedestrian-only street closure will positively impact the neighborhood's residents and businesses."

Parking will be restricted beginning at 8:00 a.m. Signs will be post informing drivers of the change. All businesses are encouraged to promote this event on social media using the hashtag #OpenNewbury and make customers aware of the car-free day ahead of time. The public is encouraged to utilize public transit.

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