Join a walking tour of the Highland Park neighborhood of Roxbury. We’ll talk about the area’s history and examine new traffic-calming changes built as part of the City’s Neighborhood Slow Streets program. Highlights will include Eliot Square, home to the oldest wooden church in Boston; the historic home of Edward Everett Hale; and neighborhood schools like Paige Academy and the Timilty. We’ll snack on Roxbury Russet apples, native to the area, and pay a visit to the Roxbury Standpipe. We’ll also talk about the community today, including the challenges of traffic calming in a hilly neighborhood and–surprise, surprise–why residents don’t always agree on the solutions. If time allows, we’ll host a mini-design charrette en plein aire.
Mode: Walking, Transit