Special events taking place from Saturday, October 12, through Monday, October 14, will impact traffic and parking in Boston. People coming into Boston 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, October 12
The Democracy for Hong Kong March will begin at 2:30 PM on Charles Street turn left onto Boylston Street, straight to Essex Street, left onto Washington Street, straight onto Washington Mall, to City Hall Plaza. Brief traffic delays should be expected.
The Perham Street Soapbox Derby will require the closure of Perham Street, West Roxbury, from Ivory Street to the end, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Sunday, October 13
The Columbus Day Parade will begin at 1 PM on City Hall Plaza and proceed along the following route: Cambridge Street, right onto New Sudbury Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto State Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, continuing onto Commercial Street, left onto Battery Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Cross Street, right onto Endicott Street, right at North Washington Street, right onto Commercial Street. The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Cambridge Street, both sides, Court Street to Somerset Street
- Commercial Street, both sides, North Washington Street to Hanover Street
- Court Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Washington Street
- North Washington Street, both sides, Causeway Street to Rip Valenti Way
- New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street
- New Sudbury Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street
- State Street, both sides, Washington Street to Atlantic Avenue
- Atlantic Avenue, both sides, State Street to Commercial Street
- Commercial Street, both sides, Atlantic Avenue to Hanover Street
- Battery street, both sides, Commercial Street to Hanover Street
- Hanover Street, both sides, Battery Street to Cross Street
- Cross Street, both sides, Hanover Street to Endicott Street
- Endicott Street, both sides, Cross Street to North Washington Street
The BAA Half Marathon will begin at 8 AM. The route will be closed to traffic from approximately at 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM with roads being opened up as the tail of the race proceeds toward the finish line. The route is Playstead Road, right on Jewish War Veterans Memorial Drive, right to the Arborway, onto the Jamaicaway, continue to the Riverway , u turn at Wheelock College, Riverway outbound turn right on onramp after route 9, left on Pond Avenue to the rotary to Chestnut Street, right to Perkins Street, left to Parkman Drive, right to the Arborway, left into Franklin Park, right to Jewish War Veterans Memorial Drive, right to Shattuck Hospital entrance on Circuit Drive, continue for one mile, u turn and come back, right Jewish War Veterans Memorial Drive, left Valley Gate onto Pierpont Road, enter the Franklin Park Zoo, loop inside Zoo, exit onto Pierpont Road, right into White Stadium.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday & Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Pierpont Road, both sides, Glen Lane to Playstead Road
“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Boylston Street, Copley Square side, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street
- Circuit Drive, both sides, Blue Hill Avenue to Morton Street
- Valley Gates/Pierpont Road Area, both sides, Circuit Drive to the White Stadium Entrance to the
- Pierpont Road, both sides, Sigourney Street to Playstead Road
- Playstead Road, both sides, Walnut Street Entrance to Pierpont Road
- Seaver Street, Franklin Park side, Walnut Avenue to Elm Hill Avenue.
Monday, October 14
The Boston 10K for Women will begin at 12 Noon on Beacon Street at Charles Street. Runners will turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue, over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, into the City of Cambridge, race continues along roadways in Cambridge returning to Boston over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, to Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, finishing prior to Beacon Street. Streets along the route will close to traffic at approximately 11:50 AM and reopen as the race progresses.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday and Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Beacon Street, Boston Public Garden side, Charles Street to opposite Brimmer Street
“Tow zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Clarendon Street
- Boylston Street, Public Garden side, Arlington Street to Charles Street
- Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street