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Traffic Advisory for Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 4, 2017

Transportation

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Walk for Hunger and 5K, Other Weekend Events

The annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger, as well as the Walk for Hunger 5 K, the Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival, and the Polish Constitution Day Parade, will take place in the City of Boston on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Street closures and parking restrictions will be in place to accommodate the events and those attending are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  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.  Boston is also easily accessible by foot.

 

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the Walk for Hunger and the 5 K.

  • Charles Street, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street, from approximately 6 AM to  11 AM
  • Commonwealth Avenue, from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue, from approximately 6:00 AM to 11 AM

 

The Walk for Hunger will begin at 6 AM on Charles Street near the Boston Common.  An estimated 40,000 people are expected to participate and the event is anticipated to be completed by 8 PM.

 

Route leaving from the Boston Common:  Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, under Massachusetts Avenue, through Kenmore Square, continuing on Beacon Street into the Town of Brookline, re-enter the City of Boston on Beacon Street at Ary Road in Brighton, continuing on Beacon Street into the City of Newton.

Return route on public sidewalks from the City of Cambridge: Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound, right onto Hereford Street, right onto Commonwealth Mall, crossing Arlington Street to the Public Garden, through the Public Garden returning to the Boston Common.

 

The Walk for Hunger 5 K  will begin at 7:30 AM on Charles Street and is expected to be over by approximately 8 AM.  An estimated 3,000 runners will turn right onto Boylston Street, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue westbound, under Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue eastbound, under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street to the finish line.

 

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

  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Beacon Street, outbound side, from Commonwealth Avenue (Kenmore Square) to Park Drive (Audubon Circle)
  • Beacon Street, Public Garden side, from Charles Street to Arlington Street
  • Arlington Street, Public Garden side, Beacon Street to Boylston Street
  • Beacon Street, Brighton, reservoir side, from Chestnut Hill Avenue west until existing Tow Zone No Stopping Anytime regulations
  • Cassidy Playground Parking Area, both sides, between Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue, at all meters

 

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

  • Beacon Street, Boston Common side, from Charles Street to opposite Walnut Street

 

The Walk Up the Earth Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, May 6 with 300-500 people participating in two parades.

 

One parade will begin at 11 AM on Centre Street at the intersection of South Street, proceed north on Centre Street, turn right onto Lamartine Street, ending at the corner of Boylston and Amory Streets.

 

The second parade will begin at 11:40 AM on Washington Street at the Egleston YMCA parking lot, proceed on Washington Street, turn left onto Columbus Avenue, left onto Centre Street, turn right onto Lamartine Street, ending at the corner of Boylston and Amory Streets.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in place as follows.

  • Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, both sides, from Amory Street to Lamartine Street
  • Lamartine Street, both sides from Boylston Street to Lawndale Terrace

 

The Polish Constitution Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 7, with 200-300 participants.

 

The parade will begin at 12:15 PM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 655 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston, proceed on Dorchester Avenue, turn left onto Fr. Songin Way, left onto Boston Street, ending at Al Zwiercan Way.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 11 AM to 8 PM” temporary parking restrictions will be in place as follows.

  • Al Zwiercan Way (Power Street), both sides, from Boston Street to the end of the street
  • Boston Street, both sides, from Rawson Street heading north to the start of the bridge for the I93 overpass.