The Boston Athletic Association 10 K and other special events taking place this weekend will impact traffic and parking in Boston. People coming into the City to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.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 move around Boston.
Saturday, June 22
The following streets in Mattapan will be closed from 10 AM to 5 PM for a Family Fun Day.
- Elene Street, from Alabama Street to Wabash Street
- Wabash Street, from Elene Street to Prairie Street
- Prairie Street, from Wabash Street to Almont Street
Sunday, June 23
The Boston Athletic Association 10K will begin at 8 AM with up to 10,000 runners gathered on Charles Street at the Public Garden center gate. Road closures along the following route are expected to be between 7:45AM and 9 AM.
- Charles Street, right to Boylston Street, right to Arlington Street, left to Commonwealth Avenue westbound, under Massachusetts Avenue, right to Charlesgate East, left to Beacon Street, right to Bay State Road, left to Granby Street, right to Commonwealth Avenue westbound, turn around at Babcock Street, Commonwealth Avenue westbound, left to Beacon Street, right to Charlesgate West, left to Commonwealth Avenue eastbound, under Massachusetts Avenue, right to Arlington Street, left to Boylston Street, left to Charles Street.
The Grand Opening of the Encore Casino in Everett at 10 AM may impact traffic in Boston, particularly in the Charlestown neighborhood. People planning to attend are strongly urged not to drive their personal automobiles.