East Boston is in the midst of rapid transformation, as shipyards and vacant factory sites give way to luxury condos and revitalized greenspaces. Across the harbor from downtown, the neighborhood faces impacts from climate change and is uniquely disconnected from the rest of the city–leading to the highest transit mode share of any Boston neighborhood. Yet, the area’s growing population is straining traditional travel options, and emerging job centers aren’t well-served by transit. The neighborhood’s evolving needs require smart policy and investment in multimodal options.
Join planners from the Boston Transportation Department and the Boston Planning and Development Agency to learn how the City is responding to these challenges and opportunities. We’ll travel by trolley from the Convention Center, by ferry to Maverick Square, then ride the public bike share. We’ll follow the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway, with stops to highlight efforts to reconnect commercial squares, reimagine public spaces, and ensure a resilient future for one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods.
Mode: Bike, Transit