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Safer, more accessible walking and biking

Creating welcoming, connected, complete streets.

In 2018, with the support of new staff and an increased budget, the City committed to:

  • building 15 Neighborhood Slow Streets zones to traffic-calm residential streets
  • complete 15 miles of protected bike lanes, and
  • make improvements at 15 corridors with safety challenges in the next four years.
Below, projects that are "in implementation" are linked to their respective web-pages. Projects that are "in design" or "not yet started" are linked to their Go Boston 2030 Report page.

Where we are now
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Bike Share Network expansion
In implementation
We will have installed more than 100 new stations in almost every neighborhood in Boston.
Summer Street protected bike lane
In Implementation - Phase 1 of 2
We have installed separated bike lanes on Summer Street in Fort Point.
Public Realm Plan
In Implementation
Tactical plazas, pop-ups in Charlestown, and "Open Newbury Street" put in place and a public realm director hired.
Walk- and bike-friendly Main Streets
In Implementation
We made improvements to Central, Hyde, and Roslindale Squares. Construction has started at Dudley Square, and designs were started at five districts.
Vision Zero: Priority Corridors and Safe Crossings
In Implementation
Safety features completed along Mass Ave, Walter St., Beacon St., Kneeland St., Longwood Ave., and at over a dozen intersections.
Vision Zero: Neighborhood Slow Streets
In Implementation
Construction will be complete in seven zones by Fiscal 2020, with another five in design.
Better bike corridors
In implementation
We have installed eight miles of protected bike lanes. An additional 10 miles are in design and construction.
Washington Street / Columbus Avenue Complete Street (JP/Roxbury)
In design
Egleston Square at Washington Street and Columbus Avenue are in design as part of the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan.
Neighborhood Complete Street Corridors
In design
Tremont Street (South End), Cummins Highway, and Washington Street (JP) are in design.
Fairmount Greenway Neighborways
In design
We have installed wayfinding signs to the stations and concept designs were explored.
Green Links Network
In design
Designs have been completed for the Fenway Path, Roxbury-Fenway Connector, and the Arboretum Path.
Commonwealth Avenue beyond Packards Corner
In Design
Concept design has been developed.
Southwest Corridor extension to Back Bay and MGH
In Design
The planning and design process is currently underway.
Morrissey Boulevard Resilient Complete Street
In Design
In design by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Multiuse path extension to the Blue Hills
Not Yet Started
Will be included in the redesign of Blue Hill Avenue in 2020.
Pedestrian-first traffic signals
Not Yet Started
Make walk-signals intuitive and give people walking a head start.
Dorchester Avenue Complete Street (South Boston)
Not yet started
Will be designed as part of the implementation of PLAN Dot Ave process.
Columbia Road Greenway
Not yet started
A process to redesign Columbia Road will be launched in 2020.
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