One step closer to making our streets a little safer! The City of Boston Transportation Department installed new speed feedback signs on Farragut Road on Tuesday. The BTD, MassDOT and DCR have been expediting improvements for traffic and pedestrian safety.
These improvements have been implemented after public feedback and input collected over the past month.
According to a memo from the BTD South Boston Neighborhood Transportation Safety Action Plan, a road diet and installation of pedestrian delineators are on the horizon for Farragut Road too.
“I am thankful for the Boston Transportation Department’s recent efforts to place speed feedback signs on Farragut Road. Following the crash that struck Katie Donovan at Farragut Road & East Broadway, I met with transportation officials and advocated for a number of short-term and long-term traffic-calming measures to be implemented on this road. Residents have called for safety improvements due to the width of this road, which lends itself to speeding by some motorists, and the amount of cut-through traffic we see from commuters and vehicles headed to Castle Island. We will remain focused on the most critical issue for our neighborhood and the city; safety for all on our roads and realizing Vision Zero,” said City Councilor Ed Flynn via email.