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Traffic advisory for Greek parade, MS Walsh, Doyle's Road Race


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The Greek Independence Day Parade, as well as the MS Walk and Doyle’s Road Race will take place in the City of Boston on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Traffic and parking will be impacted and people coming into the City for the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at and information on the MBTA may be found at For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.

The Greek Independence Day Parade will begin forming at Noon on Boylston Street from Hereford Street to Fairfield Street; on Hereford Street from Newbury Street to Boylston Street; and on Gloucester Street from Newbury Street to Boylston Street.  The parade will begin at 1 PM on Boylston Street at Fairfield Street with an estimated 5,000 marchers walking on Boylston Street to Charles Street, turning left on Charles Street, and entering the Boston Common for a celebration at the Parkman Bandstand that will end at 4 PM.  The formation area is expected to close to traffic at Noon; the parade route is expected to close to traffic shortly before 1 PM.  During the parade, no traffic will be allowed toward Charles Street from the intersection of Boylston and Tremont Streets, and at the intersection of Charles and Boylston Streets all traffic will be directed toward Tremont Street.

Doyle’s Road Race will begin at 11 AM on Circuit Drive.  An estimated 2,000 runners will proceed to Playstead Road, to the traffic island near White Stadium, and return via Playstead Road, to Circuit Drive, to the footpath over Scarboro Pond, through the Elliot Arch, to Williams Street, ending at Doyle’s.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” temporary parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Williams Street, both sides, from Forest Hills Street to Washington Street.

Walk MS will begin at 10 AM at Nickerson Field.  An estimated 1,500 marchers will proceed to Harry Agganis Way, turn left onto Silber Way, to the Silber Way Overpass to the Charles River Esplanade, cross back over Storrow Drive by footbridge exiting onto Bay State Road, follow footpaths through Marsh Chapel, turn right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Agganis Way, to Nickerson Field.