Part of Blue Hill Avenue closed to cars for Open Streets Boston

Part of Blue Hill Avenue closed to cars for Open Streets Boston


For the second time this summer, an Open Streets Boston event was held in the city for free, family-friendly events. A stretch of Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury between Warren and Dudley streets was closed to motor traffic from 7 am to 3 pm Saturday in order to open it up to pedestrian use from 9 am to 4 pm Parking was also banned on that portion of Blue Hill Avenue all day on Saturday. The Open Streets Boston event allowed people to walk and bike along the stretch to connect with local businesses in the area. A similar event was held on a portion of Center Street in Jamaica Plain last month. During that Open Streets event, George’s Shoe Store celebrated its 100th anniversary and thousands of people walked, shopped and played along that stretch of Center Street.”It feels like the entire city has come out to have one day where there’s no cars and you can take over the whole street: scooter, run, bike, have fun. It’s a wonderful thing for all of us,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said on July 10.The Blue Hill Avenue closure was the second of three planned Open Streets events planned this year.The third and final Open Streets Boston event is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will shut down the stretch of Dorchester Avenue between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard.

For the second time this summer, an Open Streets Boston event was held in the city for free, family-friendly events.

A stretch of Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury between Warren and Dudley streets was closed to motor traffic from 7 am to 3 pm Saturday in order to open it up to pedestrian use from 9 am to 4 pm Parking was also banned on that portion of Blue Hill Avenue all day on Saturday.

The Open Streets Boston event allowed people to walk and bike along the stretch to connect with local businesses in the area.

A similar event was held on a portion of Center Street in Jamaica Plain last month. During that Open Streets event, George’s Shoe Store celebrated its 100th anniversary and thousands of people walked, shopped and played along that stretch of Center Street.

“It feels like the entire city has come out to have one day where there’s no cars and you can take over the whole street: scooter, run, bike, have fun. It’s a wonderful thing for all of us,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said on July 10.

The Blue Hill Avenue closure was the second of three planned Open Streets events planned this year.

The third and final Open Streets Boston event is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will shut down the stretch of Dorchester Avenue between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard.

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