0.6 min readBy Published On: May 8th, 2015Categories: News9 Comments

Come May 13th, the temporary one-ways will go back to normal!  Mayor Marty Walsh announced today the South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguration (ETR), which took effect February 14 and extended into mid-spring, will end on May 13. 

The Boston Transportation Department will begin removing one-way directional signage on Monday, May 11th, and the two-way traffic operation will take full-effect on Wednesday, May 13th.  

“After thoughtful consideration and hearing from the South Boston community, we have decided to end the emergency reconfiguration,” said Mayor Walsh. “This plan relieved traffic congestion and increased public safety during our most challenging winter months, but now it is time to return to our normal traffic flow and welcome the spring season.”

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 9, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Glad to see the loud minority got their way.  God forbid people can't take an extra 30 seconds out of their day to drive an extra block in order to increase safety on our roads.  Nice while it lasted

  2. Anonymous May 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

    so now the Yuppie Mommy from the meeting who called everyone who was against one ways haters, Massholes and rude, can pack up her husband and son and move out of Southie. It's jerks like her that give Yuppies a bad wrap.

  3. Frank Donaghue May 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    It's called the democratic process. People came to the meetings and expressed thier feelings about the one ways and it was not even close to a minority in fact it was the vast majority. You would know that if you attended.  Was horrible while it lasted. (post snow)

    Joseph de Maistre: "Every country has the government it deserves (Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite") 

  4. Frank Donaghue May 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    There is no scientific study or data of any kind that supports that statement  (safety). I attended the Tynan meeting and the vast majority were anti one ways. 

  5. SouthoftheBostonfireworks May 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I have lived on E 8th ST for almost 40yrs. The last few months with the one way west bound on 8th ST has made driving safer and parking easier without the #11 bus trying to travel both East & West bound at the same time. It has always been a pain with the two way direction of buses. I hate to see it change back. Walsh caved in pretty quick. At the Tynan meeting the city reps said a survey would be conducted and a decision made June 1st, 3 days later the one ways are out. I wish the community meeting on the Olympics had the same affect.

  6. Zach May 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    One-ways have been working great, even after the snow was cleared. This is not a good move.

  7. gerry May 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    If you bothered to attend the meeting you would have heard the federal study that declares two way streets are safer than one way streets.

  8. you'll never know May 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm
    Born and raised in Southie and the one ways were great. And I didn’t attend the meeting because I didn’t want to be yelled at by the wonderful locals. Just like the Condon meeting. God forbid u had to drive an extra block to get to your house. To me at L and 5th it was safer. I wasn’t playing chicken with the drivers double parked by l street diner. The only thing I had to worry about was the life longers totally ignoring the sign cuz they didn’t think it applies to them.
  9. James May 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    There were plenty of people who were maybe more upset with the change because it was change, but there were a ton of people who expressed concerns and issues that you would not know about unless you heard from them in the meeting. Just because it was great for you doesnt mean it wasn't negatively impacting many more people.

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