TRAFFIC AND SAFETY ADVISORY: Boston Common Rallies

City of Boston Traffic Advisory
PLANNED BOSTON COMMON RALLIES
August 19, 2017
A march will be taking place along a predetermined route. It starts at the Reggie Lewis Center and ends in the Boston Common. The Boston Police Department has been in contact with event organizers from several groups. The City of Boston is working with them to make sure we have a safe and peaceful day.

The City recommends everyone stay away from the Boston Common if possible. We believe in tolerance, unity, and equality, and urge everyone to stay safe and respect our City.

If you go to Boston Common on Saturday, you can expect a large police presence of both uniformed and undercover officers. The City will also be using fixed video cameras and mobile video support teams to help keep the event safe.
TRAFFIC DURING THE MARCH
There will be rolling street closures as marchers make their way from Roxbury to Boston Common.  Drivers should expect delays from about 9 – 11 a.m.

The streets that will be affected include:

  • Tremont Street, from Malcolm X Boulevard to Charles Street
  • Charles Street South and Charles Street near the Boston Common, and feeder streets into Tremont Street.
CLOSINGS AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS
The City of Boston is prohibiting parking in and around Boston Common. You’ll see signs posted on the roadways where you can’t park. They will read “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event.” There will be no food or clothing vendors on the Common tomorrow.

Also, the following locations are closing on the Common:

  • the Visitor Information Center
  • the Frog Pond
  • Earle of Sandwich, and
  • the Swan Boats.
YOU CAN’T PARK ON THESE STREETS

The City of Boston expects to begin towing vehicles parked at these locations starting at6 a.m. tomorrow.

Beacon Street
South side (Boston Common, Public Garden side), from Arlington Street to Park Street

Boylston Street
North side, Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street

Charles Street South
Both sides, from Tremont Street to Boylston Street

Charles Street
Both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Columbus Avenue
Both sides, from Coventry Street to Camden Street

Malcolm X Boulevard
Both sides, from Shawmut Avenue to Tremont Street

Park Street
Both sides, from Beacon Street to Tremont Street

Tremont Street
Both sides, from Malcolm X Boulevard to Charles Street South

For the latest information from the City, please click here.

Please stay safe tomorrow.
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