Below is an updated press release from City Councilor Ed Flynn about pedestrian safety.
BOSTON –Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn announced this week that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has recently installed blinking pedestrian crossing signs, or rapid flash beacons, to improve pedestrian safety on East and West Broadway. They are located on East Broadway near Stop & Shop and Walgreen’s, and at F St & West Broadway by the South Boston Community Health Center. Speed feedback boards have also been placed by the courthouse on East Broadway, and on Dorchester St by Casper Funeral Home as well.
These installations follow meetings held in recent weeks and months by the South Boston elected officials with representatives from BTD, the Boston Police Department, pedestrian safety advocacy groups, and community leaders regarding Vision Zero – the goal of no serious or fatal crashes in Boston. Flynn conveyed that the safety of all on our roads is a top priority for the city.
Flynn acknowledged there is much work to be done, but cited other infrastructure improvements over the past year to areas like Farragut Road & East Broadway with stop signs placed in the middle of the road, as well as a loading zone at F St & West Broadway to deter delivery trucks from double parking, as positive steps the city has taken. In addition, the list of recent installations includes:
-Rapid Flash Beacon at F & Broadway
-Rapid Flash Beacon at Stop & Shop
-LED crossing at St. Peter’s and senior housing on West 4th
-Stop sign at G & 6th
-Speed Feedback Board on East Broadway at the Courthouse
-Speed feedback Board on Dorchester St at Casper’s Funeral Home
“I’d like to thank our neighbors in South Boston for their feedback, and BTD for their work to improve pedestrian safety on Broadway, Dorchester St, and elsewhere with these recent installations,” said Flynn. “We have a lot of work to do, and the South Boston elected officials will continue to work closely with the city on a combination of traffic calming, enforcement, and slower speeds to achieve Vision Zero.”
For more information or to provide suggestions, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 or [email protected].