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Boston's Citywide Transportation Plan
Transportation Fact Book and
Neighborhood Profiles

The Boston Transportation Fact Book and Neighborhood Profiles is a series of maps that depict neighborhood, demographic, economic and transportation facts and trends that affect planning in Boston. The report is divided into two sections, Citywide Facts, and Neighborhood Profiles.

Section one,
Citywide Facts , displays transportation information consolidated for Boston as a whole. Each page consists of a map showing Boston and its environs, and a column of commentary and related statistics. Pages are grouped in pairs which illustrate complementary information about a particular transportation topic.

The second section of the Fact Book features Neighborhood Transportation Profiles for each of Boston's neighborhoods. The two pages devoted to each neighborhood have maps and text that describe the unique facilities, and mode choices available to residents and visitors in each area.. The introduction page provides a technical explanation for the information available in each neighborhood profile. To view the introduction page or maps of specific neighborhoods, please use the pull down menu below and click on the submit request button.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Citywide Facts

Trip Profiles
2 - 3
Trips from the Region
Trips from Boston

Transportation Trends
4 - 5
Trip Generation Ttrends
Auto Ownership

Roadway Network
6 - 7
Roadway Infrastructure
Roadway Volumes

Public Transportation Network
8 - 9
Transit Infrastructure
Transit Accessibility

10 - 11
Parking Availability
Parking Demand

Bicycles in Boston

Neighborhood Profiles :
Key map and introduction13
Downtown14 - 15
North End / West End16 - 17
Chinatown/Theater District18 - 19
BackBay/Beacon Hill20 - 21
Charlestown22 - 23
East Boston24 - 25
Allston/Brighton26 - 27
Fenway/Longwood Medical Area28 - 29
South End30 - 31
South Boston32 - 33
Jamaica Plain/Mission Hill34 - 35
Roxbury36 - 37
Dorchester (North)38 - 39
Dorchester (South)40 - 41
West Roxbury42 - 43
Roslindale44 - 45
Mattapan46 - 47
Hyde Park48 - 49

This report gives a detailed overview of the extensive intermodal transportation network in the Boston area. It contains relevant maps and statistics that describe the scale and use of the network from regional, citywide and neighborhood by neighborhood perspectives.

The intent is to provide information that improves our understanding of how Boston, its people, jobs and neighborhoods are connected to each other and to the larger region. The charts and maps consolidate information for easy reference to help guide decisions taken by citizens and planners about the city's future.

Selected Boston Transportation Facts

There are approximately 2,735,000 journeys each day ending in Boston, the majority of which also begin in Boston.

Each day, 927,000 people travel into Boston from the rest of the region. Of these, 70% have destinations outside the Core Neighborhoods.

47% of the 283,000 trips destined for the Core Neighborhoods, and beginning outside Boston are by public transportation.

Three out of every ten trips in Boston are pedestrian trips.

57% of Boston's population, and 79% of its jobs, lie within an approximately 10 minute walk of a rapid transit or commuter rail station.

68% of all MBTA rapid transit boardings occur in Boston.

The 5 busiest MBTA bus routes carry 17% of all MBTA bus passengers.

Since 1990, Boston's population has grown about 3%. Auto registrations grew 36% over that same period.

In a recent national survey, parking costs in Boston, at up to $28/day, were second only to New York City.

BTD issued 1,746,744 parking violations in FY2001

65,380 Resident parking permits were issued by BTD in the year 2000, a 47% increase from 1990.

There are 38,000 bicycle trips daily in Boston. 20% of these are work trips.

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