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Blue Hill Avenue Transportation Action Plan

First things first: We want to hear from you.

Blue Hill Avenue is a vital piece of many of the City's puzzles. This avenue houses community organizations of education, worship, and recreation. It is a commercial corridor home to many proud, minority-owned businesses. The corridor provides access to and from the City's major employment centers for Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan residents. It also supports the highest bus ridership in the entire MBTA system.

On this page, you can stay updated on project progress as well as share your ideas and concerns. We want to hear your thoughts on transportation, public space, and safety throughout the corridor. Whether your trips are made on foot, by bike, by car, or on a bus, we want to hear from you. Please join our email list to stay updated on meetings, progress reports, and presentations.

Questions? Contact:

Transportation | Transit team

Upcoming events

Events
Nov 4

Blue Hill Avenue virtual office hours (afternoon)

Blue Hill Ave - Festival
Nov 4

Blue Hill Avenue virtual office hours (evening)

Nov 18

Blue Hill Avenue virtual office hours (afternoon)

Blue Hill Ave - Festival
Nov 18

Blue Hill Avenue virtual office hours (evening)

All Blue Hill Avenue events

Get involved

Get involved
Virtual community meeting

We held a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, September 30, to discuss the vision for the Blue Hill Ave corridor. We had more than 100 attendees. Not able to make the meeting? You can review the slidedeck and watch a recording of the meeting. More information can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Take our post-meeting survey to play a role in shaping this vision!

Virtual office hours

Following the community meeting, we are holding virtual office hours to facilitate more personal conversations! Talk with City staff virtually on Tuesday, October 6, from 12 - 2 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. Ask questions, give comments and suggestions! Register below to receive the Zoom meeting link directly.

In-person office hours

Come to our socially distanced in-person office hours as a safe way to ask questions and provide your thoughts on Blue Hill Avenue. These meetings will follow all City and state guidelines for social distancing to keep everyone safe and healthy! Register below to receive more information! 

Project Mission

The Blue Hill Avenue Transportation Action Plan seeks to improve quality of life for corridor users.

We want to improve on the City’s current state of transportation-related equity by re-imagining how the avenue functions.

The scope of this project stretches from Mattapan Square to the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street in Grove Hall.

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What we are looking at

Focus
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Transportation

Whether you are a bus rider, bicyclist, or driver, we are interested in hearing about your journey along Blue Hill Avenue. We welcome concerns ranging from traffic congestion and bus stop cleanliness to desires for more bike infrastructure and everything in between. 

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Public Space

Public space generally refers to places that are open and accessible to all. Several examples include sidewalks, plazas, parks, playgrounds, and seating areas. Let us know how you feel about Blue Hill Avenue's public spaces today, and what you would like to see in the future.

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Safety

Your safety is important to us. We know that vehicle speeds along Blue Hill Avenue are high. But, we need your help to paint a deeper picture. How does Blue Hill Avenue feel as a pedestrian? Have you experienced a safety issue while waiting for the bus or cycling? Please share your experiences.