Southie Safe Streets, City Councilor Ed Flynn and Captain Joseph Boyle have been working hard behind the scene to ensure we have a safe and happy Halloween in the neighborhood! Captain Boyle has requested that police cadets to work to ensure public safety for pedestrians by slowing down traffic and helping cross trick or treaters in the crosswalks.
There will also be a voluntary reduction of the speed limit throughout the neighborhood for October 31st. So if you’re driving, kindly remember to go slow! Gina Fiandaca, commissioner of City of Boston Transportation Department will also be sending out some people to help with traffic for the event.
Another addition to this year’s festivities on Broadway, is the implementation of a pedestrian traffic flow.If you’re heading from East Broadway to West Broadway, it is requested you stay on the even numbered side of the street. If you are coming from West Broadway to East Broadway, it is requested you stay on the odd numbered side of the street. In other words, pedestrians should flow with vehicular traffic.
Another request would to keep your four-legged friends away from Trick or Treating on Broadway – especially on East Broadway between I and L which is narrow and can be extremely congested.
“We understand that this may not work out perfectly but feel that we should give it a try and perhaps that would limit the amount of people who have to walk in the street to get by.” – from the the Safe Streets press release from October 17th.
Trick or Treating on Broadway takes place on East and West Broadway on Wednesday, October 31st from 4pm-6pm. Happy Halloween!
Check out our Trick or Treating tips video too!