City of Boston Traffic Advisory

Pride Parade, Bunker Hill Day Parade and other events will impact traffic and parking

Special events taking place from Thursday, June 8, through Sunday, June 11, 2017, will impact traffic and parking in the City of Boston.  Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found atwww.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com .  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a great way to travel around Boston.

Thursday, June 8

The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge will begin at 7:15 PM on Charles Street at the Boston Common.  An estimated 9,000 participants will run from Charles Street, left on Beacon Street, left on Arlington Street, right on Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), to Kenmore Square, turn around after the MBTA bus way, to Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), under the Massachusetts Avenue overpass, continuing on Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.  Streets along the route will be closed to traffic from approximately 7:15 to 8:30 PM.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Arlington Street, and north side, Charles Street for 85 feet easterly
  • Boylston Street, both sides, Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Charles Street South, west side, Park Plaza to Boylston Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue, north side, north roadway, Arlington Street for 100 feet westerly at #3

 

Friday, June 9

The Boston Dyke March will begin at 7 PM at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.  An estimated 2,000 marchers will exit the Common, turn right on Charles Street, left on Beacon Street, left on Arlington Street, right on Commonwealth Avenue, left on Clarendon Street, left on Boylston Street, and return to the Boston Common at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets. Traffic will be held back at intersections as participants proceed along the route.

 

Saturday, June 10

Boston Pride Parade participants will gather on Boylston Street between Clarendon and Dalton Streets.  The parade will begin at 12 PM with marchers proceeding on Clarendon Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Boylston Street, left on Charles Street, right on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, straight on Cambridge Street, right onto City Hall Plaza. Streets along the route will be closed to traffic through approximately 4 PM.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Boylston Street, both sides, Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Newbury Street to Tremont Street
  • Tremont Street, both sides, Union Park Street to East Berkeley Street
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, Tremont Street to Newbury Street
  • Charles Street South, both sides, Park Plaza to Boylston Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Tremont Street
  • Tremont Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street
  • Court Street, both sides, Washington Street to Cambridge Street
  • Cambridge Street, Center Plaza side, Bowdoin Street to Court Street, east side, Sudbury Street to New Chardon Street
  • New Chardon Street, Cambridge Street to Congress Street

The Pride Women’s Block Party will take place from 12 PM to 7 PM.  LaGrange Street, Tremont to Washington Street, will be closed to traffic for the duration.

The Chandler Street Block Party will take place from 6 AM to 9 PM.  Chandler Street, Berkeley Street heading east to the end of the street, will be closed to traffic for the duration.

 

Sunday, June 11

A Boston Pride Block Party will be held on St. James Avenue, between Berkeley and Arlington Streets, Back Bay, and the street will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to Midnight.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • St. James Avenue, both sides, Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

St. Cecilia’s Summer Festival will take place from 8 AM to 5 PM.  St. Cecilia Street, Belvidere Street to Scotia Street, will be closed for the duration.

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