Residents can take part in in-person public walk-in opportunities and zoom calls re: new bus lane on Summer Street.  These info sessions are organized by the City of Boston BTD to discuss the Summer Street Bus Lane Pilot.

The upcoming meetings information is below:

Thursday March 9, 6 PM – 7:30 PM @ South Boston BPL

Monday March 13th, 1 PM – 2:30 PM @ Caffe Nero on 55 Northern Ave

Wednesday, March 15th, 6 PM – 7:30 PM on Zoom

Saturday, March 18th, 10 AM – 11:30 AM on Zoom

Wednesday, March 29th, 6 PM – 7:30 PM on Zoom

Saturday, April 1st, 10 AM – 11:30 AM on Zoom

About the pilot program:

The City of Boston is launching a 6-month pilot bus/truck lane program this spring on Summer Street between South Station and South Boston. This project will include bus/truck lanes, better bike lanes, and improvements to pedestrian infrastructure. These updates will make this corridor more safe, reliable, and efficient for users.

You can learn more about this program here! 


  1. Paul Ford March 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Got to love a 5 hour notice for a live meeting … what a bunch of Bull shit … can’t handle constituents who want to voice their opinions. Remember this when you see them in the parade

  2. Margaret Pelton March 9, 2023 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Pilot program? Seriously? How dumb do you think some of us are? This is already a done deal and no politician will be against it! Until a bicyclist needs to carry insurance as much as I do out of fear of getting sued, then and only then will I think we all can use the same roads.

    • Paul Ford March 9, 2023 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      ABSOLUTELY !!!

  3. Paul Lazar March 9, 2023 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Just get to the end of the story …no cars allowed

  4. Robert Plansky March 9, 2023 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    This sounds godawful….their plan is to make traffic horrible, hoping people just magically stop using Southie as a cut-through?

    • Robert Plansky March 9, 2023 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Half the issue with the commute via the #7 Bus is the drivers do not adhere to the schedule that’s already been posted. More often than not you see the bus sitting over in the 1st Street depot…just idling…as the scheduled time drifts on by.

  5. JohnLinehan March 9, 2023 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    No such thing as a “Pilot Program” in the City. Once implemented it becomes a permanent program ie: our Resident Parking Pilot Program which is going on 10+ years.

  6. Tommy Flaherty March 10, 2023 at 8:53 am - Reply

    I’ve yet to encounter a “Pilot Program” that wasn’t a bunch of bullshit. Others arethe “period of public commentary “ and “Impact Advisory Groups”. It’s the soft sell they give to make you think you actually have a say in the process. When will the voters be cured of the brain death they have been suffering from.
    “What’s it going to take to put you in this car today?”

  7. Tommy Flaherty March 10, 2023 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Pilot programs, neighborhood meetings, impact advisory groups, and periods of public comment are here to give you the illusion that you have a say in what goes on in YOUR neighborhood. I’m going to let you in on a secret— You don’t.

  8. OFS March 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    How about that “PILOT PROGRAM “ for resident parking every night for a 1/3 of the neighborhood. Was a 90 day program that ended 7 years ago but they cldnt fix the other 2/3v

    • Will March 12, 2023 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      they need a rideshare uber/lyft lane to keep city moving not bus lane

    • OfS March 13, 2023 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      They spelled permanent wrong! If you think this is a Pilot program you are 100% wrong. This is permanent,and going to zoom meetings you’re just wasting your time. Bus/Bike lane from 2nd and Summer to Congress st, both side enjoy

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