Tour the South Boston Seaport District and discover Boston’s newest neighborhood. Since the Big Dig project, the South Boston Seaport District has evolved from an industrial waterfront to a dense redevelopment of commercial and residential uses, including the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
While the initial street network consisted of wide arterials with limited accommodations for other modes, the City has been transforming the streetscape with improved sidewalks, bike accommodations and plans for bus priority interventions. On the tour, we’ll discuss the need to prioritize climate resilience in the face of rising seas and extreme weather. We’ll also discuss the South Boston Seaport buildout, including the creation of major infrastructure that preceded it, like the South Boston Interchange, Ted Williams Tunnel and the Silver Line Transitway. These projects fostered the area’s growth, but have also led to mobility challenges due to pressures of demand and changing modal priorities.