Shape the Go Boston 2030 Action Plan!

Help us build the best transportation future. Your ideas have given the City early actions (listed below). Your selections today will help decide what we do next.

Go Boston 2030 has created four possible futures, as well as projects and polices that have risen to the top, from the 3,700 ideas collected from the public last fall. Your choices will be used to combine the futures and create the final Action Plan.

You will be asked to

  1. Pick the future you want the City to focus on first.
  2. Select your top three projects and policies for each future.
  3. Prioritize which ways of getting around should get the most space on the roads.

Some projects and policies came up repeatedly in the community process and the City of Boston is already committed to pursuing them in the near term. You can see a list of these new initiatives below.

1. Your Vision and Goals for Go Boston 2030

Starting with your 5,000 questions and your participation at the Visioning Lab, you defined the Vision Framework for Go Boston 2030 with bold goals and aspirational targets.

Vision

Go Boston 2030 envisions a city in a region where all residents have better and more equitable travel choices, where efficient transportation networks  foster economic opportunity, and the City has taken steps to prepare for climate change.

Whether traveling by transit, on foot, on a bike, or by car, Bostonians will be able to access all parts of the city safely and reliably.

Guiding Principles

Equity

Boston will proactively address transportation infrastructure gaps in chronically under-served neighborhoods.

Economic Opportunity

Boston will connect its dynamic workforce with a growing number of well-paying and lasting jobs, particularly those in new economy sectors.

Climate Responsiveness

Boston will provide opportunities for more trips to be taken by public transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will prepare the transportation system for severe weather.

Key Themes and Goals

Access

Make Boston’s neighborhoods interconnected for all modes of travel.

Safety

Collaborate on design and education to substantially reduce collisions on every street.

Reliability

Prioritize making travel predictable on Boston’s transit and roadway networks.

Additional Themes:

Experiential Quality
Innovation and Technology
Affordability
Sustainability and Resiliency
Governance
Health

Pick your top future and corresponding projects and policies.

2. Your Top Ideas Are Go Boston 2030’s Early Actions

Some of your project and policy ideas came up repeatedly in the fall of 2015. The City has committed to including them in the Action Plan and pursuing them in the near term.

New City of Boston Projects

  • Vision Zero Priority Corridors: Safety measures along Massaschusetts Avenue and Codman Square and two additional corridors per year
  • Neighborhood Slow Streets: Traffic calming in Stonybrook and the Talbot Norfolk Triangle and two additional districts per year
  • Green Links: Enhanced pedestrian and bicycle paths between greenways including Yawkey Station-Fenway, Roxbury-Fenway, and Arboretum-Roslindale
  • Public Realm Plan: Short- and long-term neighborhood public space projects
  • Further neighborhood expansion of Hubway network
  • Increased maintenance for sidewalk accessibility, smoother roads, and markings
  • Five miles of new bicycle facilities per year
  • Protected Bike Lanes: Cambridge St (Allston), Congress St (Downtown), Dudley St, Malcolm X Blvd, Commonwealth Ave (Allston-Brighton), Harrison Ave (South End), and Summer St (South Boston)

New City of Boston Policies

  • Traffic Signal retiming and synchronization at major arterials
  • Variable parking meter pricing to improve availability at curbside
  • Climate change mitigation requirements in city contracts
  • Development review guidelines to better address transit oriented development and
    affordable housing

The City of Boston will also collaborate with State agencies to work on the following projects and policies

  • Fairmont Line service improvements
  • Orange and Green Line service improvements
  • Green Line extension
  • Bus service reliability improvements for all Key Bus Routes
  • Key to the City: payment technology to access all transportation services
  • MBTA fare policy for disadvantaged populations and extend MBTA service hours
  • Bus Rapid Transit improvements for Silver Line: downtown to Dudley, Forest Hills to Roslindale Sq, and North Washington St

Ongoing Projects and Policies

Some projects and policies suggested are already underway. Most are in the design or construction phase and are fully funded.  Get the full list at goboston2030.org/ongoing.

3. Your project and policies pointed towards four possible futures. Where do you want us to start?

Pick your top future and corresponding projects and policies.