Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay: Beacon Street Safety Meeting

Special community meeting at Old South Church in Boston on Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 pm

With the recent series of horrible events on Beacon Street in the Back Bay – three pedestrian deaths in two separate crashes in 2014, the cyclist killed in August last year, and now, the pedestrian injured from two drag racers last Saturday – the City has to make Beacon Street safer, and do it now.  Since the 2014 incidents, NABB has been working with the Boston Police Department (BPD) on enforcement and with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on traffic signal timing, signage and other measures.  More recently, we gained the support of our elected officials, City Councilor Josh Zakim, State Representative Jay Livingstone, and State Senator Will Brownsberger, to assemble a meeting of BTD officials and representatives from the Mayor’s Office to plan more substantive steps to control the traffic on Beacon Street.  

 The crash of the drag racer on Beacon Street last Saturday has accelerated this planning.  And it has accelerated the need for having a community discussion of the issues, the potential solutions and where we go from here to make Beacon Street the safe residential street it should be.

You are invited to attend this special community meeting and participate in what we expect to be a substantive discussion.  Representatives from the BTD, the BPD and Vision Zero will be attending to tell us about their ideas and their plans, and to respond to your comments and ideas.  

Venue:  Old South Church in Boston, Gordon Chapel, 645 Boylston St.

Date/time:  Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.