Traffic Advisory, Mayor's Cup Pro Bike Race, Hub On Wheels, Allston/Brighton Events
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For Immediate Release
September 21, 2012
Released By:
Transportation
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Ganiatsos
BTD@cityofboston.gov

The Mayor’s Cup Pro Bike Race and Hub On Wheels will be held this weekend.  The events will result in street closures and temporary parking restrictions in Downtown Boston.  Drivers are cautioned to watch for cyclists and additional pedestrians on local streets, and spectators are encouraged to travel by MBTA into the City.

 

The Mayor’s Cup Professional Bike Race will take place on Saturday, September 22.  Streets to be closed to vehicular traffic are as follows.

  • Cambridge Street, between Court Street and New Chardon Street, from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Congress Street, southbound only. between New Sudbury Street and State Street, from 9 AM to7 PM
  • State Street, at Congress Street, from 9 AM to 7 PM (Drivers will be allowed to turn left or right onto Congress Street)
  • Court Street, in its entirety, from 9 Am to7 PM
  • Court Square, in its entirety, from 9 AM to7 PM

 

The Mayor’s Cup Professional Bike Race will begin on the City Hall side of Cambridge Street and riders will proceed west turning right onto New Sudbury Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto Court Street and right onto Cambridge Street.

 

Hub On Wheels will take place on Sunday, September 23.  Streets to be closed to vehicular traffic are as follows.

  • Cambridge Street, northbound, from Court Street to Charles Circle, from 8 AM to 2 PM
  • State Street, at Congress Street, from 8 AM to2 PM (Drivers will be allowed to turn left or right onto Congress Street)
  • Court Street, in its entirety, from 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Court Square, in its entirety, from 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Arlington Street, between Commonwealth Avenue inbound and Boylston Street, from 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Commonwealth Avenue, inbound only, between Kenmore Square and Arlington Street, from 8 AM to 2 PM

 

An estimated 3,000 bicyclists are expected to ride in the Hub On Wheels event on one of three different routes, a 10 mile, 20 mile and 50 mile, using a variety of city streets.  Traffic delays should be expected Downtown.

 

To accommodate the weekend’s cycling events, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday and Sunday”

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, from Court Street to New Sudbury Street
  • Congress Street, City Hall side, from North Street to State Street,
  • Court Square, both sides, the entire length (from inbound at Court Street to outbound at Court Street)
  • Court Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street
  • State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street
  • Washington Street, both sides, from Water Street to Court Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday”

  • Congress Street, City Hall side, from New Sudbury Street to North Street
  • NewSudbury Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street
  • NewChardon Street, odd side, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday”

  • Cambridge Street, northside, from New Sudbury Street to Charles Circle

 

Also happening on Sunday, September 23, are three events in Allston/Brighton that will require temporary traffic delays and parking restrictions.

 

The 8th Annual Brian J. Honan Memorial 5K Road Race will begin at Noon in front of#161 Brighton Avenue (Tavern on the Square.)  Up to 2,000 runners will head west turning left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Washington Street, turning around near the intersection of Washington and Fairbanks Streets, and returning to#161 Brighton Avenue.

 

The 29th Annual Allston/Brighton Parade will begin at 1 PM on Brighton Avenue at Harvard Avenue.  The parade will travel from Brighton Avenue to Union Square to Cambridge Street to Brighton Center to Washington Street to Oak Square.

 

To accommodate the road race and parade, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping, Sunday, Parade”

  • Brighton Avenue, outbound roadway, from Malvern Street to Cambridge Street
  • Faneuil Street, park side, from opposite Adair Street to opposite #365 Faneuil Street
  • Cambridge Street, both sides, from Brighton Avenue to Washington Street
  • Washington Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Oak Street

 

The Allston Village Fair will be held onHarvard Avenue.  To accommodate the fair, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.

 

“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday”

  • Harvard Avenue, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Brighton Avenue
  • Harvard Terrace, both sides, from Harvard Avenue to the Dead End
  • Farrington Street, both sides, from Harvard Avenue to Highgate Street
  • Gardner Street, both sides, fromHarvard Avenue to Linden Street

 

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