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Traffic advisory for Pride Parade, Special Olympics, and other events

June 6, 2019

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The events take place from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, and will impact traffic and parking in Boston.

The Boston Pride Parade and related events, the Special Olympics, and other special events taking place between Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9, will impact traffic and parking in Boston.  People coming into the City to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. 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.

Friday, June 7

The Boston Dyke March will begin at 7 PM at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.  An estimated 2,000 participants will exit the Boston Common, turn right onto Charles Street, left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Clarendon Street, left onto Boylston Street, returning to the Boston Common at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets.  Traffic will be delayed as participants proceed along the route.

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Torch Run will begin at 7 PM at Boston College’s Beacon Street Garage.  An estimated 200 runners will proceed to Beacon Circle, St. Thomas More Road (DCR Roadway), right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Harry Agganis Way.

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

The Special Olympics Summer Games will take place at Boston University’s Nickerson Field and at Harvard University.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday through Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Babcock Street, Braves Field Way to Ashford Street
  • Ashford Street, Babcock Street to Malvern Street
  • Alcorn Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Gardner Street
  • Malvern Street, Gardner Street to Ashford Street
  • Gardner Street, at Babcock Street
  • Harry Agganis Way, Commonwealth Avenue to the BU Police Department
Saturday, June 8

An estimated 20,000 Boston Pride Parade participants will gather on Boylston Street, between Dalton and Clarendon Streets.  At 12 PM participants will march on Clarendon Street, left onto Tremont Street, left onto Berkeley Street, right onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Tremont Street, straight onto Cambridge Street, right onto City Hall Plaza.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic from approximately 10 AM through 4 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Boylston Street, both sides, Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Newbury Street to Tremont Street
  • Tremont Street, both sides, Union Park Street to East Berkeley Street
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, Tremont Street to Newbury Street
  • Charles Street South, both sides, Park Plaza to Boylston Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Tremont Street
  • Tremont Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street
  • Court Street, both sides, Washington Street to Cambridge Street
  • Cambridge Street, Center Plaza side, Bowdoin Street to Court Street; and cv City Hall side, Sudbury Street to New Chardon Street
  • New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street

The Chandler Street Block Party will require the closing of Chandler Street, between Tremont and Berkeley Streets, from 7 AM to 8 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 6 AM to 9 PM” will be in effect as follows.

  • Chandler Street, both sides, Berkeley street east to the end of the street

The Esme Women’s Block Party will require the closing of Edgar Allen Poe Way/Carver Street, from Boylston Street to the western corner of the MassDOT building, from 12 PM to 7 PM.

Work taking place in the Financial District will require the following street closures from 5 AM to 9 PM.

  • Summer Street, Surface Road to High Street
  • High Street, Summer Street to Congress Street
  • Federal Street, High Street to Franklin Street
Sunday, June 9

The Boston Pride 2019 Back Bay Block Party will require the closing of Saint James Avenue, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street, from 6 AM to 11 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

The Boston Pride 2019 Jamaica Plain Block Party will require the closing of Perkins Street, from Centre Street to South Huntington Avenue from 6 AM to 11 PM.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Perkins Street, both sides, South Huntington Avenue to Centre Street

The Walk for Children’s Hospital, taking place on DCR property, will require “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 12:01 AM to 3 PM” parking restrictions to be in effect on City of Boston streets as follows.

  • Beacon Street, opposite the Boston Public Garden, Brimmer Street to Beaver Street
  • Charles Street, Boston Public Garden side, from the center gate of the Boston Public Garden to Beacon Street.

The North End Cornhole Classic will require “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM” parking restrictions to be in effect as follows.

  • Fulton Street, both sides, Richmond Street to Lewis Street

Work taking place in the Financial District will require the following street closures from 5 AM to 8 PM.

  • Water Street, Congress Street to Broad Street

Work taking place in the Financial District will require the following street closures from 5 AM to 7 PM.

  • Congress Street, Milk Street to Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street, Pearl Street to Federal Street