For Immediate Release
September 06, 2012
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Two significant special events taking place in Boston this weekend will require temporary traffic and parking restrictions. Boston drivers are urged to detour around these areas and those attending these events are encouraged to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the MBTA into Boston.
The Tour de Force is a 9/11 memorial bicycle ride taking place on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 8:30AM. Riders are expected to leave Boston by 10:45 AM. The route through Boston is as follows.
Cambridge Street to Tremont Street to Boylston Street to Charles Street to Beacon Street to Arlington Street to Tremont Street to Ruggles Street, reverse direction at Police Memorial at BPD HQ, Tremont Street to Melnea Cass Boulevard to Columbus Avenue, to Massachusetts Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, to Brookline Avenue to Lansdowne Street to Ipswich Street to Van Ness Street to Yawkey Way to Brookline Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue outbound to the City of Newton.
The following street closures will take place.
- Cambridge Street, from Somerset Street to Court Street, to be closed on the west side, opposite City Hall, prior to the start of the event for the staging of bicycles.
- Tremont Street, from Court Street to School Street, to be closed on both sides for the start of the event. Traffic coming up Court Street will be required to turn right onto the west side of Cambridge Street.
- The riders will make two stops. The first stop will be at the 9/11 Memorial at the Boston Public Garden. One lane of Arlington Street, between Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue, on the Public Garden side, will be closed for bicycle use only. The other stop is at the Boston Police Memorial at Police Headquarters. One lane of Ruggles Street, between the Southwest Corridor and Tremont Street, will be closed for bicycle use only.
Traffic delays should be expected at the start location, the two stop locations, and along the route as the ride progresses.
In addition, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in place to accommodate the event
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday, 6 AM to 11 AM” signs will be posted and in effect at the following locations.
- Cambridge Street, west side, opposite City Hall, from Somerset Street to Court Street
- Tremont Street, both sides, from Court Street to Beacon Street/School Street.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Friday, 5 PM to 10 PM” signs will be posted and in effect at the following location.
- Broad Street, south side (even side), from Central Street to State Street, and north side (odd side), from State Street to Water Street.
The Jimmy Fund Walk will take place on Sunday, September 9. An estimated 8,000 people are expected to participate in the Walk beginning at 9 AM, and another 3,500 people are expected to participate in the Patients Walk beginning at 1:30 PM. The routes to be traveled are as follows.
Jimmy Fund Walk – Entering the City of Boston at Boston College, Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, left onto Beacon Street, through the Town of Brookline, continuing on Beacon Street, to Kenmore Square, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, ending at Copley Square.
Patient’s Walk – Longwood Avenue, across Brookline Avenue and the Riverway, right to Kent Street, Beacon Street, following the Boston Marathon Course to Copley Square Park.
The following temporary parking restrictions will be in place to accommodate the event.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday” signs will be posted and in effect at the following locations.
- Boylston Street, both sides, from Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street
- Brookline Avenue, southeast side (Yawkey Center side), from Jimmy Fund Way heading back toward Francis Street for the fist eight metered parking spaces between Jimmy Fund Way and the first service driveway.
- Clarendon Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue
- Trinity Place, both sides, from Stuart Street to Saint James Avenue
The Boston Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, at Christopher Columbus Park. To accommodate this event, the following temporary parking restriction will be in place.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday & Sunday” signs will be posted and in effect at the following location:
- Atlantic Avenue, both sides, from Cross Street to Commercial Street.
The South Street Diner will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 9. South Street, between Beach Street and Kneeland Street, will be closed and the following temporary parking restriction will be in place to accommodate the event.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday, 1 PM to 7 PM” signs will be posted and in effect at the following location.
- South Street, both sides, from Beach Street to Kneeland Street.