For Immediate Release
July 07, 2016
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The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the Madonna del Grazie Procession being held this weekend in Boston will delay traffic, require temporary parking restrictions and result in additional people walking on local streets. The Boston Transportation Department reminds drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to proceed with caution while traveling around the city. BTD suggests that people not drive their personal vehicles into the city for these events. Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at www.thehubway.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.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Will be held on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, beginning at 6AM, with an estimated 2,000 walkers expected on both days traversing sidewalks throughout Boston. Streets will not be closed to traffic, but delays should be expected at intersections. For more information including route maps, visit http://www.avon39.org/boston/ .
To accommodate the event, temporary “Tow Zone, No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday through Saturday” parking restrictions are in place at the following locations.
- Summer Street, north side, from South Boston toward Fort Point Channel, across from Westin Boston Waterfront, including parking meters
- D Street, northwest side, from Summer Street toward Fargo Street, next to Westin Boston Waterfront, including parking meters
Temporary “Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.
- Atlantic Avenue, east side, from East India Row to Milk Street, including parking meters.
- Atlantic Avenue, east side, from Commercial Wharf to Commercial Street, and Commercial Street to Fleet Street
- Commercial Street, skating rink side, from opposite Charter Street to opposite Hull Street
- Commercial Street, east side, from Atlantic Avenue to Fleet Street, and Atlantic Avenue from Commercial Wharf, including parking meters
- Commonwealth Avenue, north side, from Berkeley Street to Arlington Street, including meters.
The Procession of Madonna del Grazie will take place on Sunday, July 10, from 2 PM until approximately 6 PM. Marchers will gather at North Square and travel on a route from Prince Street to several streets in the North End, and finish at Sacred Heart Church at #12 North Square.