For Immediate Release
May 28, 2014
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The Boston Transportation Department is advising motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care to obey the rules of the road in Boston this weekend as the annual AIDS Walk Boston, as well as a number of other special events taking place around the City, will place additional people on local streets. Those coming into Boston for these events are encouraged to take the MBTA. Information on MBTA service can 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.
AIDS Walk Boston will begin at 10 AM on Sunday, June 1 at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Up to 7,000 participants will walk from the Esplanade to Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, through Kenmore Square, to Beacon Street, right onto Amory Street (Brookline), across Commonwealth Avenue, to the outbound side of the Boston University Bridge, left onto Memorial Drive (Cambridge), right onto the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, to the pedestrian ramp and back to the Esplanade.
To accommodate the event, temporary "Tow Zone, No Stopping" parking regulations will be in effect as follows.
- Arlington Street, Public Garden side, from Beacon Street to the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue
- Beacon Street, even numbered side, from the end of building #712 to Mountfort Street, including parking meters #FF031 - FF052.
The Dorchester Day Parade will begin at 1 PM on Sunday, June 1 on Dorchester Avenue and will proceed from Adams Street in Lower Mills to Columbia Road. This portion of Dorchester Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to 10 AM. In addition, temporary "Tow Zone, No Stopping" parking regulations will be in effect as follows.
- Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Pierce Square to Columbia Road
- Adams Street, both sides, from Pierce Square heading south to the Milton Line
- Richmond Street, both sides, from Morton Street to Adams Street
- Butler Street, both sides, from Adams Street to Richmond Street
- Washington Street, both sides, from St. Gregory Street to Morton Street/Richmond Street.
The Annual Project D.E.E.P. 5K Road Race will begin at 12:15 on Sunday, June 1. Up to 300 runners will begin at the Blarney Stone at 1509 Dorchester Avenue, proceed outbound toward Lower Mills, turn around just before Mother Julia Road and return to the starting location.
The 17th Annual Corrib Classic 5K Road Race will begin at Noon on Sunday, June 1. An estimated 1,700 runners will start at Billings Field on Lagrange Street, turning right onto the West Roxbury Parkway, right onto Corey Street, left onto Weld Street, right onto Maple Street, right onto Centre Street, left onto Bellevue Street, right onto Howitt Street, right onto Lagrange Street and back to Billings Field.