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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.