Traffic Advisory for Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, 2017
May 17, 2017
Special events taking place in the City of Boston will impact traffic and parking on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, 2017. Attendees are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles to these events. Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at www.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com . For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises rider to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is another great way to travel around Boston.
Saturday, May 20
An estimated 1,000 participants will gather on Boston City Hall Plaza for the Youth Pride Parade that will step off at 12 Noon. The group will turn left on Cambridge Street, continue onto Tremont Street, right onto Boylston Street, right onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Bowdoin Street, right onto Cambridge Street, back to City Hall Plaza. Traffic will be delayed briefly as marchers proceed along the route. The parade is expected to be over by 1 PM.
Sunday, May 21
An estimated 4,500 runners will gather on FID Kennedy Avenue for the Harpoon Brewery 5 Miler Road Race that will begin at 10 AM. The route to be followed is FID Kennedy Avenue to Tide Street, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Black Falcon Avenue, right onto Design Center Way, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, left onto Summer Street, left onto East First Street, right onto Farragut Road, left onto East Broadway Extension, left onto Day Boulevard, left onto Shore Road, right onto East First Street, right onto Summer Street, right onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Design Center Way, left onto Black Falcon Avenue, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Tide Street. Traffic will be delayed briefly as runners proceed along the route. The race is expected to be completed by 11:15 AM.
An estimated 5,000 to 7,000 people will gather in Mattapan Square for the Haitian-American Unity Parade that will begin at 1 PM. Marchers will proceed on Blue Hill Avenue from Babson Street to Talbot Avenue. Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to traffic between River Street and Talbot Avenue from 12 Noon to 4 PM. Planned detours will take drivers to American Legion Highway and Cummins Highway.
Temporary “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in place at the following locations.
- Blue Hill Avenue, east side, from River Street (Mattapan Square) to Talbot Avenue
- Blue Hill Avenue on Center Island, east side of island from Babson Street to Freemont Street
- Talbot Avenue, both sides from Blue Hill Avenue to Westview Street.