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Vision Zero Boston

Focusing on the Issues

While fatal crashes have occurred throughout the city, they are more concentrated in certain areas.

Arterial roadways are disproportionately dangerous for all modes.


more pedestrians died on arterial roads than on local roads


more bicyclists died on arterial roads than on local roads


more drivers died on arterial roads than on local roads

Source: Fatality data 2010-2014 – Boston Police Department,GIS data – City of Boston

Fatality data does not include crashes on roadways that are not owned by the City of Boston.

Vision Zero Priority Corridors

Based on data collected from the BPD and EMS, the City of Boston has identified two corridors as priorities for 2016. In 2016, we will focus on making short-term improvements to Codman Square and on Massachusetts Ave through rapid implementation projects. Join our mailing list to receive updates specific to these two projects, and to learn how to be involved in the planning process.

Neighborhood Slow Streets

The Boston Transportation Department, in partnership with the Public Works Department, is developing a program that will enable residents to apply for traffic calming on residential streets in their neighborhoods. The program will improve safety by slowing drivers with visual and physical cues, and create residential streets that are safe and inviting for walking, bicycling, and playing. We are currently working on projects in Stonybrook and the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle. Join our mailing list to learn more about how to bring this program to your neighborhood.

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