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Parking and traffic restrictions during 2017 student move-in

We have information below about restricted streets in some of the busier parts of Boston.

Keep in mind:

We’ll continue to update this page with information as we get it. Please remember to check the signs posted on the street when you park. While this page is a good resource, the street signs will always have the most up-to-date information.

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  • Resident parking in the City

    Some neighborhoods require a resident parking sticker. You’ll need this sticker to park on the street. We created a page with more information about this process.

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  • Brighton parking

    The restrictions in this neighborhood will mostly affect Boston University students, but there are other schools in the area. For the streets listed below, there is No Stopping Thursday, August 31 - Saturday, September 2, from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Pratt Street:
    North side (even side), from Linden Street to Ashford Street

    Ashford Street:
    North side (even side), from Linden Street to Malvern Street

    Gardner Street:
    North side (even side), from Linden Street to Malvern Street

    Linden Street:
    East side (even side), from Gardner Street to Pratt Street

    Brighton Avenue:
    South side (even side), from Linden Street to Reedsdale Street

    Highgate Street:
    North side (even side), from Cambridge Street to Farrington Street

    Farrington Street:
    North side (even side), in front of #14 Farrington Street to Highgate Street

    Cambridge Street:
    South side (even side), from #424 Cambridge Street (near Denby Street) to Linden Street

    Warren Street:
    South side (odd side), from Cambridge Street to Commonwealth Avenue

    Fenway/Roxbury parking

    There are many schools in this neighborhood. But, the no parking restrictions below will affect Northeastern University students the most.

    No Parking: Thursday, August 30 - Monday, September 3

    Forsyth Street:
    Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street

    Hemenway Street:
    Odd side, from Forsyth Way to Westland Avenue

    Opera Place:
    Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Saint Stephen Street

    Saint Stephen Street:
    Both sides, from Gainsborough Street to Opera Place


    No Parking: Friday, September 1

    Gainsborough Street:
    Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street

    Hemenway Street:
    Even side, from Forsyth Way to Westland Avenue

    Saint Stephen Street:
    Both sides, from Opera Place to Massachusetts Avenue

    Symphony Road:
    Both sides, from Hemenway Street to Saint Stephens Street

    Westland Avenue:
    Both sides, from Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue

    No Parking: Thursday, August 31

    Saint Botolph Street:
    Both sides, from Gainsborough Street to Massachusetts Avenue

    Gainsborough Street:
    Both sides, from Huntington Avenue past Saint Botolph Street to MBTA


    No Parking: Saturday, September 2 - Monday, September 4, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Columbus Avenue:
    Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Melnea Cass Boulevard

    Conventry Street:
    Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue


    No Parking: Sunday, September 3 - Monday, September 4, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Davenport Street:
    Both sides, from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue

    Mission Hill parking

    There are a number of schools near the Mission Hill area of Boston. It’s a popular neighborhood for student living. For the streets listed below, there is No Stopping on Friday, September 1, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Alleghany Street:
    South side, even side, from Parker Street to heading westerly to end

    Bickford Avenue:
    West side, odd side, from Parker Street to Heath Street

    Bucknam Street:
    West side, odd side, from Lawn Street to Fisher Avenue

    Burney Street:
    West side, odd side, from Tremont Street to Delle Avenue

    Calumet Street:
    Both sides, from Darling Street to Hillside Street

    Carmel Street:
    West side, odd side, from Tremont Street to Delle Avenue

    Cherokee Street:
    South side, even side, from Pontiac Street to Hillside Street

    Copenger Street:
    North side, odd side, from Parker Hill Avenue to end

    Darling Street:
    East side, even side, from Calumet Street to Hillside Street

    Delle Avenue:
    North side, odd side, from Parker Street to Carmel Street

    Eldora Street:
    South side, even side, from Sunset Street to Hillside Street

    Estey Street:
    East side, odd side, from Lawn Street to Fisher Avenue

    Fisher Avenue:
    North side, odd side, from Parker Street to Parker Hill Avenue

    Frawley Street:
    West side, odd side, from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street

    Gore Street:
    North side, odd side, from Terrace Street to Parker Street

    Harleston Street:
    East side, odd side, from Calumet Street to Parker Hill Avenue

    Hillside Street:
    North side, odd side, from Parker Hill Avenue to Parker Street

    Iroquois Street:
    North side, odd side, from Sachem Street to Calumet Street

    Judge Street:
    West side, odd side, from Parker Hill Avenue to Iroquis Street

    Lawn Street:
    North side, odd side, from Estrey Street to Bucknam Street

    Mission Street:
    East side, odd side, from Stockwell Street to Huntington Avenue

    Oswald Street:
    West side, odd side, from Calumet Street to Hillside Street

    Oscar Street:
    North side, odd side, from Terrace Street to Parker Street

    Parker Street:
    West side, odd side, from Tremont Street to Fisher Avenue

    Parker Hill Avenue:
    West side, odd side, from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street

    Parker Hill Terrace:
    North side, odd side, from Parker Hill Street to end

    Pequot Street:
    North side, odd side, from Wait Street to Calumet Street

    Pontiac Street:
    West side, odd side, from Tremont Street to Hillside Street

    Sachem Street:
    West side, odd side, from Hillside Street to Calumet Street

    Saint Alphonsus Street:
    Both sides, from Alleghany Street to Calumet Street

    Sewall Street:
    West side, odd side, from Tremont to Delle Avenue

    South Whitney Street:
    North side, odd side, from Tremont Street to end

    Stockwell Street:
    North side, odd side, from Wait Street to Frawley Street

    Sunset Street:
    East side, even side, from Parker Hill Avenue to Hillside Street

    Torpie Street:
    North side, odd side, from Tremont Street to end

    Wait Street:
    West side, odd side, from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street

    Wensley Street:
    North side, odd side, from Bucknam Street to Heath Street

    Allston/Brighton traffic

    From Thursday, August 31 - Friday, September 1, the traffic restrictions listed below will be in effect in the Allston/Brighton area of the City:

    The following streets will be one-way only:

    Brainerd Road
    Between Walbridge Street and Gorham Street

    Walbridge Street
    Between Brainerd Road and Commonwealth Avenue


    There will be “No Right Turn” at the following locations:

    Ashford Street at Pratt Street
    Vehicles exiting Pratt Street at Ashford Street can only take a left turn on Ashford Street towards Malvern Street.

    Ashford Street at Ashford Court
    Vehicles exiting Ashford Court can only take a left turn on Ashford Street at Malvern Street.

    Ashford Street at Hartley Terrace
    Vehicles exiting Hartley Terrace can only take a left turn on Ashford Street toward Malvern Street.

    Ashford Terrace at Ashford Street
    Vehicles on Ashford Terrace must turn left out toward Malvern Street.

    Brainerd Road at Feneno Terrace
    Vehicles exiting Feneno Terrace can only turn left onto Brainerd Road toward Walbridge Street.

    #60 Brainerd Road
    Vehicles exiting the #60 Brainerd Road parking area must turn left onto Brainerd Road.

    Hartley Terrace at Ashford Street
    Vehicles must continue to go straight out to Malvern Street.

    Pratt Street at Ashford Street
    Vehicles exiting Pratt at Ashford Street can only take a left turn on Ashford Street towards Malvern Street.

    Sawyer Terrace at Ashford Street
    Vehicles exiting Sawyer Terrace at Ashford can only take a left turn on Ashford Street towards Malvern Street.

    “No Right Turn” and “Do Not Enter” at the following location:

    Commonwealth Avenue at Walbridge Street


    “No Left Turn” at the following locations:

    Brainerd Road at Redford Street
    Vehicles coming down Redford Street from Commonwealth Avenue must turn right onto Brainerd Road towards Walbridge Street.

    Brainerd Road at Griggs Street
    Vehicles coming down Griggs Street from Commonwealth Avenue must turn right onto Brainerd Road towards Walbridge Street.


    “No Left Turn” and “Do Not Enter” at the following locations:

    Ashford Street at Chester Street
    Vehicles exiting Chester Street can only take a right turn toward Malvern Street.

    Pratt Street at Wadsworth Street
    We’re blocking access to Pratt Street towards Linden Street. Vehicles traveling on Pratt Street from Ashford Street must turn right onto Wadsworth Street.

    Chester Street at Gardner Street
    Vehicles exiting Chester Street can only take a right turn on Gardner Street towards Malvern Street.

    Brainerd Road at Walbridge Street
    Vehicles coming down Brainerd Road from Kelton Street must turn left on Walbridge Street.

    Fenway/Roxbury traffic restrictions

    Fenway

    The following will be one-way only on Friday, September 1:

    Forsyth Street toward Hemenway Street

    Roxbury

    The following will be one-way only on Friday, September 1, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

    Columbus Avenue
    From Camden Street to Ruggles MBTA Station, one-way toward Ruggles

    Mission Hill traffic restrictions

    The following will be one-way only on Friday, September 1:

    Saint Alphonsus Street
    From Calumet Square to Tremont Street

    Calumet Street, towards Wait Street

    Parker Hill Avenue
    From Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street. Drivers traveling down Parker Hill Avenue will need to turn right onto Hillside Street and left onto Frawley Street.

    Expect heavy traffic volumes on all streets in Mission Hill, including Huntington Avenue, Tremont Street, and Columbus Avenue.

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  • Resident parking in the City

    Some neighborhoods require a resident parking sticker. You’ll need this sticker to park on the street. We created a page with more information about this process.

    Resident parking information

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