The BAA Half Marathon, the Columbus Day Parade, the Tufts Columbus Day Race for Women and other special events taking place this weekend will impact traffic and parking in Boston. Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at www.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com . For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to travel around Boston.
Saturday, October 7
At 10:30 AM, people will gather at the Chinatown Gate at the intersection of Beach Street and Surface Road for the Double Ten Parade. The group will proceed on Beach Street, right onto Washington Street, crossing over Court Street to the Washington Mall to City Hall Plaza for a flag raising ceremony. Brief traffic delays are expected.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Beach Street, both sides, Hudson Street to Tyler Street
· Tyler Street, both sides, Kneeland Street to Beach Street
From 11 AM through 4:30 PM, the Commonwealth Avenue Carriage Road, from Spofford Road to Long Avenue, Allston, will be closed to traffic for the Grand Opening of the All Bright Community Center.
Sunday, October 8
The Boston Athletic Association Half-Marathon route will close to traffic at 7:30 AM and remain closed until approximately 11:00 AM. The use of alternate routes to avoid traveling in the Forest Hills area on Sunday morning is strongly advised. The route is: Pierpont Road in Franklin Park, right on Jewish War Vets Drive, to Circuit Drive, to Forest Hills Drive, to the Arborway, to Pond Street, to the Jamaicaway, to the Riverway, turn around on the Riverway just before Fenway, to the Riverway, to the Jamaicaway, right on Route 9E exit, right on River Road, left on Pond Avenue, clockwise around Pond/Chestnut Street Rotary, left on Chestnut Street, right on Perkins, left on Francis Parkman Drive, right on Arborway, continue on Forest Hills Overpass, counterclockwise around Forest Hills Rotary, right on Forest Hills Drive, right on Circuit Drive, follow Circle Drive around backside of Devine Golf Course, turn around on Circuit Drive behind Devine Golf Course, continue on Circuit Drive, right on Jewish War Veterans Drive, left on Pierpont Road, right into service entrance to Franklin Park Zoo, exit the Giraffe Entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo, to Playstead Road, left at basketball courts, left into White Stadium finishing at the 40 yard line.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday -Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Pierpont Road, both sides, Glen Lane to Playstead Road
“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Circuit Drive, both sides, Blue Hill Avenue to Morton Street
· Valley Gates/Pierpont Road Area, both sides, Circuit Drive to the White Stadium Entrance to the Zoo (except angled parking area with 2 day regulation)
· Pierpont Road, both sides, Sigourney Street to Playstead Road
· Playstead Road, both sides, Walnut Street Entrance to Pierpont Road
· Seaver Street, Franklin Park side, Walnut Avenue to Elm Hill Avenue.
· A Street, even side, Melcher Street to Necco Street, and odd side, Iron Street to Binford Street
· West First Street, both sides, A Street to Medallion Avenue
· Richard Street, both sides, A Street to Medallion Avenue
· Medallion Avenue, west side, Richards Street to West First Street, opposite the Channel Center Garage
The Columbus Day Parade will begin at 1 PM at City Hall Plaza. The parade will proceed onto Cambridge Street, turn right onto New Sudbury Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto State Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, continue onto Commercial Street, left onto Battery Street, left onto Hanover Street, right onto Cross Street, right onto Endicott Street, right at North Washington Street, right onto Commercial Street for dispersal. The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 11 AM to 3:30 PM.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Cambridge Street, both sides, Court Street to Somerset Street
· Commercial Street, both sides, North Washington Street to Hanover Street
· Court Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Washington Street
· North Washington Street, both sides, Causeway Street to Rip Valenti Way
· New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street
· New Sudbury Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street
· State Street, both sides, Washington Street to Atlantic Avenue
· Atlantic Avenue, both sides, State Street to Commercial Street
· Commercial Street, both sides, Atlantic Avenue to Hanover Street
· Hanover Street, both sides, Commercial Street to Cross Street
· Cross Street, both sides, Hanover Street to Endicott Street
· Endicott Street, both sides, Cross Street to North Washington Street
The Irish Heritage Festival will require that Hallet Street, Dorchester, from Gallivan Boulevard to Hilltop Street, is closed to traffic between 10 AM to 6 PM. MBTA buses and visitors will have access to the Keystone Apartments and Pope John Paul Park from Hilltop Street only.
The following parking restrictions will be in effect for the Boston Red Sox Playoff games on Sunday and Monday, October 8 and October 9
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday and Monday”
· Van Ness Street, both sides, Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
· Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
· Brookline Avenue, both sides, Overland Street to Lansdowne Street
· Yawkey Way, both sides, Boylston Street to Van Ness Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event HP Parking Only Sunday and Monday”
· Boylston Street, Fenway Park side, Ipswich Street at #1249 Boylston Street to Richard B. Ross Way
Monday, October 9
The Tufts 10K/Columbus Day Race for Women route will begin on Beacon Street, east of Charles Street, at 12 PM with an estimated 7,000 runners. The route will close to traffic at approximately 11:50 AM and streets along the route will reopen as the race progresses. The route is: Beacon Street, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, travel on streets in the City of Cambridge, back over the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge to Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, left onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street, finishing between the center gate of the Public Garden and Beacon Street.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday and Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Beacon Street, Public Garden side, Charles Street to opposite Brimmer Street.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
· Beacon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Clarendon Street (excluding Beacon Street as noted above)
· Boylston Street, Public Garden side, Arlington Street to Charles Street
· Charles Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Beacon Street.