BPD Traffic Advisory: Straight Pride Parade, MR8K, Labor Day March, and BC Football

Special events taking place from Saturday, August 31, through Monday, September 2, will impact traffic and parking in Boston and require the implementation of temporary restrictions.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.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 move around Boston.  

Saturday, August 31 

The Straight Pride Parade is scheduled to begin at 12 PM on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets.  Marchers will proceed on Boylston Street, turn left on Tremont Street, continue onto Cambridge Street to City Hall Plaza.  Streets along the route will be closed for the duration of the event, and ”No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows. 

  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Exeter Street to Tremont Street; and odd side, from Hereford Street to Gloucester Street 

  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street 

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue 

  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Newbury Street 

  • Providence Street, both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street 

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue 

  • Charles Street South, both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street 

  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street 

  • Tremont Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street 

  • West Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Temple Place, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Bromfield Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street 

  • Park Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street 

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to New Chardon Street 

  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street 

  • School Street, both sides, from Tremont Street to Province Street 

  • Court Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street 

  • New Chardon Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street/Congress Street 

  • Union Street, both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street 

  • Hanover Street, both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street

 A Boston College football game is scheduled for 4 PM.  Neighborhood residents who do not already have an Allston/Brighton Resident Parking Permit are encouraged to obtain a one day resident parking pass at the Boston Transportation Department vehicle that will be parked at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Thomas More Road.   Passes will be available on Friday, August 30, from 4-8 PM, and on Saturday, August 31, from 12-4 PM.  Residents must present a proof of residency from their Brighton address to receive the one day parking pass. 

Monday, September 2, 2019 

The MR8K will begin at 9 AM on Guest Street in Brighton at the Warriors Arena.  An estimated 2,000 runners will proceed from Guest Street, to Life Street, left on North Beacon Street, right on Gordon Street, right on Cambridge Street, right on Washington Street, left on Foster Street, right on Commonwealth Avenue westbound, right on Lake Street, left on Washington Street, right on Bigelow Street, right on Faneuil Street, left on Market Street, right on North Beacon Street, left on Life Street, right on Guest Street.  The run is expected to be completed by 11 AM. 

The Labor Day March is scheduled to begin at Copley Square at 12:15 PM.  An estimated 500 people will proceed on Boylston Street to the Boston Common.  The event is expected to be completed by 1:15 PM. 

*Please note that the above temporary traffic and parking restrictions are in addition to those implemented this weekend to assist with move-in activity for Boston’s college students.  Please see: https://www.boston.gov/news/student-move