For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013
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Boston drivers are advised that the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and other events being held this weekend may delay traffic and will result in additional pedestrian traffic on local streets. The Boston Transportation Department is urging both drivers and pedestrians to proceed with caution when travelling around the City. As always, those coming into Boston for these events are encouraged to take the MBTA
The annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held on Saturday and Sunday with an estimated 2,000 participants expected on both days.
On Saturday, May 18, the event will begin at 6 AM at the UMass Boston Campus. The route to be taken is Harborwalk to Day Boulevard, left onto N Street, left onto East Broadway, right onto L Street, continue to Summer Street, right onto D Street, left onto Seaport Boulevard, to Rose Kennedy Greenway, exiting at Salem Street, left onto Cross Street, right onto North Washington Street, left onto Causeway Street, left onto Staniford Street, left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Bowdoin Street, right onto Beacon Street, to the Boston Common, to the Public Garden, exiting at Arlington Street, to Commonwealth Avenue, left onto Hereford Street, right onto Boylston Street, right onto Ipswich Street, left onto Boylston Street, right onto Park Drive, left onto Agassiz Way, left onto Fenway, right onto Westland Avenue, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Tremont Street, right onto Ruggles Street, left onto Palace Road, left onto Longwood Avenue, right onto Huntington Avenue, left onto Jamaica Way, right onto Centre Street, right onto Weld Street, left onto West Roxbury Parkway, right onto Spring Street, right onto Bro. Joseph A. Herran Way, right onto Spring Street, right onto Centre Street, left onto Stimson Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto Schiller Road, left onto Oak Street, left onto Curve Street, right onto Maverick Street, right onto High Street, left onto Mt. Vernon Street to Dedham.
On Sunday, May 19, the event will begin at 6 AM in the Town of Milton. The route to be taken is entering Boston via Neponset Trail, crossing Granite Avenue, right onto Hallet Street, to Pope John Paul Park, to Neponset Trail, exiting at Taylor Street, left onto Water Street, right onto Tenean Street, continuing onto Morrissey Boulevard, right onto Freeport Street, right onto Morrissey Boulevard, right onto University Drive,
To accommodate the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, temporary Tow Zone No Stopping restrictions are currently in effect and will remain so through 7 AM on Saturday at the following locations.
- Summer Street, north side, from South Boston toward Fort Point Channel, across from Westin Boston Waterfront, including 15 parking meters.
- D Street, northwest side, from Summer Street toward Fargo Street, next to Westin Boston Waterfront, including 9 parking meters.
Temporary Tow Zone No Stopping, 6 AM through 11 AM restrictions will be in effect on Saturday at the following locations.
- Atlantic Avenue, east side, from East India Row to Milk Street, including 8 parking meters.
- Charles Street, heading north, between Boston Common and Public Garden for the length of four parking spaces, including four parking meters.
Temporary Tow Zone, No Stopping, 7 AM to 4 PM restrictions will be in effect on Saturday at the following locations.
- Parker Street, northeast side, from Ruggles Street toward Huntington Street, including four meters.
- Perkins Street, west side of Jamaica Pond, from Francis Parkman Drive to Chestnut Street.
The annual Harpoon Brewery 5 Miler Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 10 AM with 3,500 runners gathering at FID Kennedy Avenue. The route to be followed is FID Kennedy Avenue, right onto Tide Street, left onto Drydock Avenue, right onto Black Falcon Avenue, left onto Design Center Way, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, left onto Summer Street, left onto East First Street, right onto Farragut Road, left onto East Broadway Extension, left onto Day Boulevard, left onto Shore Road, right onto East First Street, right onto Summer Street, right onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Design Center Way, left onto Black Falcon Avenue, left onto Dry Dock Avenue, right onto Tide Street, left onto FID Kennedy Avenue. The race is expected to finish by 11:15 AM.
The Haitian-American Unity Parade will be held on Sunday, May 19, with an estimated 8,000 participants gathering in Mattapan Square. The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed on Blue Hill Avenue from Babson Street toTalbot Avenue. To accommodate the parade, Blue Hill Avenue will be closed from Noon to 4 PM between River Street and Talbot Avenue. In addition, temporary signs reading Tow Zone No Stopping, Sunday Parade will be posted at the following locations.
- Blue Hill Avenue, eastside, from River Street (Mattapan Square) to Talbot Avenue
- Blue Hill Avenue on Center Island, east side of island from Babson Street to Freemont Street
- Babson Street, both sides, from Blue Hill Avenue heading northerly to Freemont Street
- Talbot Avenue, both sides, from Blue Hill Avenue to Westview Street
The annual Youth Pride March will be held on Saturday, May 18, with up to 2,000 participants gathering at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common at Noon. The group will march from Beacon Street at Charles Street, left onto Bowdoin Street, right onto Cambridge Street, continuing onto Tremont Street, to Boston Common, returning to the Parkman Bandstand.
The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari will be held on Saturday, May 18, from Noon to 4 PM on Lansdowne Street, outside of FenwayPark. To accommodate the event, temporary Tow Zone No Stopping regulations will be in effect throughout the day on Saturday at the following locations.
- Lansdowne Street, both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
- Ipswich Street, both sides, from Jillian’s Club to the alley between the gas station and the Boston Arts Academy, and, north side (Jillian’s side), from #145 Ipswich Street heading easterly to Boylston Street.
The Horizons for Homeless Children Route for Kids 5K will be held on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 9:30 AM, with up to 600 participants gathering on the Southwest Corridor at Stony Brook Park. They will proceed along the Southwest Corridor Park crossing Boylston Street, Atherton Street, New Minton Street, Green Street, Gordon Street, Williams Street and McBride Street.
The Hyde Park 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9 AM, with 150 runners gathering in front of #1179 River Street and proceeding to Fairmont Avenue, left onto Truman Parkway, to Brush Hill Road, turn around and return to Truman Parkway, right onto Fairmont Avenue, return to #1179 River Street.