Big changes are underway to make Tremont Street better for people of all ages and abilities. Join Boston Transportation Department staff on a tour of this vibrant corridor in Boston’s walkable South End, a neighborhood that encompasses the city’s rich cultural and architectural history.
We’ll see construction crews building transformative changes like raised crosswalks, lane reallocations, separated bike lanes, and more. You’ll learn about how a community process that centered the experience of people walking succeeded in building consensus around impactful design changes. We’ll discuss how these designs were influenced by input from the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and how they will transform safety and accessibility for all people using Tremont Street.
We’ll also touch on how Boston’s history of race, class, and urban renewal reverberates in the South End, creating the need for an honest reassessment of the project and the ways Transportation Department staff engage with residents.