One minute, one slide: Neighborhood Slow Streets

One minute, one slide: Neighborhood Slow Streets

Below is a “One Minute, One Slide” presentation shared by a member of the WalkBoston staff.
Text provided is as presented at this year’s annual event on March 29, 2018.

Dorothea Hass 

The City of Boston’s Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston.

The aim is to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

The first year of the program was a pilot and focused on 2 zones, the Tabot Norfolk Triangle (just outside Codman Square in Dorchester) and the Stonybrook section of Jamaica Plain (close to Green Street on the MBTA Orange Line). 

For the next round, the Boston Transportation Department planned to add another 2-3 areas; they received 47 submissions from across the City and selected five new communities to join the program.

WalkBoston works closely with both community members and the transportation staff to make this program a success!

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