For Immediate Release
May 15, 2014
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Boston drivers are advised that the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and other special events being held this weekend may delay traffic and will result in additional pedestrians using local streets. The Boston Transportation Department is urging drivers, cyclists 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. 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.
The annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, with an estimated 2,000 participants expected on both days.
On Saturday, May 17, 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 18, 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 event, 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, Saturday 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.
- Beacon Street, Boston Common side, from Charles Street to Spruce Street
- Charles Street, heading north, between the Center Gate and Beacon Street for the length of eight parking spaces, including eight parking meters.
- Commercial Street, skating rink side, from opposite Charter Street to opposite Hull Street
- Perkins Street, west side of Jamaica Pond, from Francis Parkman Drive t Chestnut Street
Temporary Tow Zone, No Stopping, Monday 8 AM to 10 AM restrictions will be in effect at the following location.
- Water Street, odd side, from Broad Street to Batterymarch Street, including 2 parking meters
The annual Youth Pride March will be held on Saturday, May 17, with up to 2,000 participants gathering on Boston City Hall Plaza at Noon. The group will march from Cambridge Street to Tremont Street, right onto Boylston Street, right onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, left onto Bowdoin Street, right onto Cambridge Street to City Hall Plaza.
The Horizons for Homeless Children Route for Kids 5K will be held on Sunday, May 18, beginning at 9:30 AM, with up to 600 participants gathering on the Southwest Corridor Park 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 annual Harpoon Brewery 5 Miler Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 18, beginning at 10 AM with 3,500 runners gathering on Tide Street. The route to be followed is Tide Street, left onto Drydock Avenue, right onto Black Falcon Avenue, right 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. The race is expected to finish by 11:15 AM.
The Haitian-American Unity Parade will be held on Sunday, May 18, with an estimated7,000 participants gathering in Mattapan Square. The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed on Blue Hill Avenue from Babson Street to Talbot Avenue. Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Noon to 4 PM from River Street to Talbot Avenue, and temporary Tow Zone No Stopping, Sunday Parade parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.
- Blue Hill Avenue, east side, 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