City Releases Roadway Safety Report

October 18, 2018
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Roadway safety initiative report completed over the past year, has been released by the City of Boston Transportation Departments.

The report highlights reducing the default speed limit, implementing the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in two zones, improving priority corridors and targeted intersections, and prioritizing projects to address inequality in transportation.

“The safety of our streets is crucial to ensure our neighborhoods are safe and welcoming for all, and through our Vision Zero agenda, we continue to make tremendous progress towards meeting our traffic and pedestrian safety goals,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said.

Highlights of the 2070/2018 Vision Zero report include: Reducing the city’s default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, implementing the Neighborhood Slow Streets Program, constructing improvements on priority corridors and targeted intersections and focusing on equity and prioritizing projects to address inequality in transportation.

Of the 58 policies and projects highlighted in Go Boston 2030, action has been taken on more than half of them, according to the report.