City of Boston Traffic Advisory for Sunday, April 7, 2013
Greek Parkade, Doyle's Emerald Necklace Road Race and MS Walk
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For Immediate Release
April 04, 2013
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Tracey Ganiatsos

Traffic and parking will be affected by three events being held in Boston on Sunday, April 7, 2013– the Greek Independence Day Parade, Doyle’s Emerald Necklace Road Race and the MS Walk.  The Boston Transportation Department encourages those coming into the City to attend these events, to leave their cars at home and take the MBTA.  Those who choose to drive should be careful to watch for additional pedestrians using the City’s roadways.


Greek Independence Day Parade


Boylston Street in the Back Bay will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from approximately Noon to 4:00 PM, due to the annual Greek Independence Day Parade.  Marchers will assemble on Boylston Street between Dalton Street and Exeter Street.  At 1 PM, the parade will proceed down Boylston Street to Charles Street, ending at the Boston Common.  To ensure public safety in the area, parking will be prohibited on Sunday at the following locations.

  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue toTremont Street
  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Beacon Street,PublicGarden side, from Charles Street to Arlington Street
  • Arlington Street,Public Garden side, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street
  • Dalton Street, both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street.


Doyle’s Emerald Necklace Road Race


An estimated 2,000 runners will participate in the Doyle’s Emerald Necklace Road Race on Sunday, April 7, 2013, beginning a t11:00 AM.  The route will be from Circuit Drive to Playstead Road, to the traffic island near White Stadium, and returning via Playstead Road to Circuit Drive, to the footpath over Scarboro Pond, through Ellicott Arch toWilliams Street.


MS Walk


An expected 2700 participants are expected to gather at the Harvard Athletic Complex and begin walking at 8:30 AM.  The group will take a right onto North Harvard Street, straight onto Western Avenue, right onto Soldiers Field Road, to  the Eliot Bridge, to Greenough Boulevard, to Arsenal Street, toWestern Avenue and back to North Harvard Street.  The walk is expected to end by 1 PM.



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