Thank You For Thanking Us: Boston Marathon Runner Makes Special Delivery to BPD Headquarters

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Thank You For Thanking Us: Two weeks after the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon, a grateful runner made a special delivery to BPD Headquarters. On race day at the finish line, officers were made aware that a runner was in need of an escort to a nearby hospital due to a time sensitive medical emergency involving a young child. Officers located the individual and immediately provided her with transportation to her destination. Earlier today, on Monday April 29, 2019, she arrived with a box full of specially made marathon and police related treats which were gladly accepted. For this thoughtful act of kindness, we say, thank you for thanking us. 

 



BPD Photos of the Day: Looking Back at the 123rd Running of the Boston Marathon

BPD Photos of the Day: As we look back at last Monday’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon, we would like to thank every member of the BPD who worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators and medical personnel along the race route. We congratulate all of this year’s runners as we look forward to next year’s race.

 

One Boston Day: BPD Remembers the Lives Lost Six Years Ago 

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As the men and women of the Boston Police Department prepare for the 123rd Running of the Boston Marathon, we take a moment to remember the lives lost six years ago and their legacy which lives on today.  In memory of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, Officer Sean Collier, and Sergeant Dennis Simmonds, we remain Boston Strong as we honor those who are gone but not forgotten.   

 

BPD Photo of the Day Shows 2 BPD Officers Advancing towards the Boston Strong Bridge along Mile 25 of the Boston Marathon

2018 Boston Marathon: The spirit and strength of #BostonStrong, which remains deeply and profoundly rooted in all of us, was easy to see along Mile 25 of today's Boston Marathon. The Boston Strong refrain, a slogan and symbol of resilience in the wake of the 2013 bombings, was permanently affixed to the Philip G. Bowker Overpass in April of 2016. In recognition of that spirit, the men and women of the Boston Police Department were once again honored and humbled to protect and serve all who turned out to support what we consider the greatest marathon in the world.

Men and women of the BPD once again honored to safeguard one of the greatest marathons in the world

2018 Boston Marathon: It was cold, raw and incredibly wet but - at the end of the day - the men and women of the Boston Police Department were once again honored and proud to safeguard and protect one of the greatest marathons in the world. Said Commissioner William Evans, "I want to thank and commend all of my officers for once again doing a great job of looking out for everybody and keeping everybody safe at this year's Boston Marathon."

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans Completes his 20th Boston Marathon in a Time of 4 Hours 21 Minutes

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Boston Police Commissioner William Evans Completes his 20th Boston Marathon in a Time of 4 Hours 21 Minutes: 

Congratulations to all who completed this year’s Boston Marathon, in particular, Boston’s Top Cop, Police Commissioner William Evans. In conditions described as the toughest and most challenging he’s ever run in, today, Monday, April 16, 2018, Commissioner Evans, along with thousands of other runners somehow found a way to cross the finish line at the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon despite a cold, hard, heavy rain that made this year’s race one of the slowest in recent memory.

Heading into the race, forecasters predicted that the cold weather and driving rain would make this year’s race all the more challenging and trying. And, early on, Commissioner Evans realized that the foreboding forecast was right on the money. Said the Commissioner, “Five miles in, I had to stop because one of my shoes became untied. Only problem, my hands were so cold I couldn’t feel my fingers or grip my laces so I had to ask a spectator to tie my sneaker for me. It was that cold.”

Twenty-one miles later, Evans would complete the 53rd marathon of his long distance running career. As he crossed the finish line on Boylston Street, he immediately thought of his fellow runners. Said Evans, “Let me just say, finishing a Boston Marathon is a big deal. But, finishing it in the weather we had today makes it even bigger and more special. Anybody who finished today’s marathon earned it and should be really proud of what they accomplished.”

In other Boston Marathon related news, Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Meanwhile, on the men's side of the bracket, Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi took home top honors with a winning time of 2:10:46.

Golden Olive Branch Wreaths Traditionally Reserved for Boston Marathon's Top Finishers Unveiled at State House Ceremony

Golden Boston Marathon Wreaths Unveiled at State House Ceremony: Earlier this evening, Thursday, April 12, 2018, inside the Great Hall at the State House, members of the Greek Consulate gathered to celebrate and unveil the golden wreaths which will be awarded to the winners of this year’s Boston Marathon, the oldest marathon in the country. Additionally, Boston’s Consul General of Greece, Stratos Efthymiou, honored and recognized Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and the men and women of the BPD for their longstanding commitment to protect, serve and safeguard one of the greatest marathons in the country. As a show of their appreciation and gratitude, the Consul General presented Commissioner Evans with a single golden olive branch identical to those used to assemble the golden wreaths which will adorn the heads of those who finish first at the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I know I speak for all of my officers when I say we take great pride in safeguarding this great race. To everybody running this year’s marathon, all of us here at the BPD hope you have a great run and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the finish line.”     

BPD Safety Advisory: With the Boston Marathon only a week away, the BPD reminds you, "If you see something, say something."

The Boston Police Department has partnered with MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) to advise you of some safety tips that you can use if you are volunteering, spectating, or participating in the Boston Marathon, or any of the events leading up to it, on Monday, April 16, 2018. Please watch the enclosed public service announcement video to find out more. And always remember, if you see something, say something!

Thank You For Thanking Us: Spectator Captures True Spirit of the Boston Marathon

Today, we received a montage of photos from one of our Facebook followers who had watched the Boston Marathon a few hundred feet from the Finish Line on Boylston Street. The spectator, who wished to remain anonymous, wrote in a message that he witnessed and took pictures of a Boston Police Officer assisting a runner that he wished to share with the public. Said the spectator:

“Today [Monday, April 18] I watched the Boston Marathon from the 5th floor at 745 Boylston Street. I witnessed an act of kindness that I want people to know about. When a runner could not continue, with only yards to go to the finish line, this officer stepped in. I do not know what he told her, but I know I was inspired.

[The officer] helped her open the water bottle as we watched from the 5th floor window. The crowd was roaring their support.

He continued to console and encourage her. You could tell he was not going to let her stop and give up there.

After several tries, he helped her up. She jumped back in the race and crossed the finish line 60 seconds later.

I have a few pictures and do not want credit, but I only think it is fair that an act of sincere support receives the appreciation that it truly deserves.”

We want to say “thank you” to this spectator for capturing and sharing this inspiring moment—one that displays what the spirit of the Boston Marathon is all about!

Media Availability: Commissioner Evans to Give Remarks Following 120th Running of the Boston Marathon

WHO:               Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

WHAT:             Commissioner Evans to make closing remarks regarding the 2016 Boston Marathon and thank all runners, spectators, and first responders for making this a safe and memorable event.

WHERE:            Copley Square at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street

WHEN:              Monday April 18, 2016, at 5:30 PM

CONTACT:        Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.

Media Availability: Commissioner Evans to Give Remarks in Advance of the 120th Running of the Boston Marathon

WHO:               Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

WHAT:             Commissioner Evans to address final preparations while wishing a very happy Patriot’s Day and                                    Marathon Monday to all of the runners and spectators.

WHERE:            Copley Square at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street

WHEN:              Monday April 18, 2016, at 7:30 AM

CONTACT:        Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries

 

Commissioner Evans Helps Paint New Thin Blue Lines on Boylston Street Before the Running of the 2016 Boston Marathon

Earlier this morning, Sunday April 17, 2016, while the final preparations were being made in anticipation of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, a new element was introduced in a ceremony near the finish line.  This year, three thin blue lines will be painted on the final stretch of the race on Boylston Street.  In the law enforcement community, the thin blue line is symbolic of the role police officers play by separating good from evil in society.  With that in mind, there was no better person to help paint the very first of these new lines than our own Commissioner Evans.  Later today, a professional crew will finish the job and tomorrow’s runners will see a clear path to the finish as they make that final left turn at Hereford Street.  Best wishes to all of the runners – and good luck to all of the officers who will take their place along the route tomorrow, forming their own thin blue line across the Commonwealth to ensure the safety and security of the best road race in the world.

 

City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory: Boston Marathon Weekend, Saturday, April 16 through Monday, April 18, 2016

Photo Courtesy of BAA.org

The Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016. The race will result in street closures and traffic detours in Boston’s Back Bay and in the surrounding area. Parking restrictions will be in place as well. Those coming into the City of Boston for the day are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Detailed information on Hubway, the regional bike share system, may be found at www.theHubway.com , and real time bike availability may also be obtained by downloading the spotcycle app on your smart phone. 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.

In the interest of public safety and traffic management, Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to the following traffic restrictions and parking regulations as necessary. It is important that drivers pay close attention to all posted signs and variable message boards.

 TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday, April 18, 2016:

  • 5 AM              Streets in the vicinity of the Boston Common will close
  • 6 AM              Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street will close
  • 8 AM              All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue (as well as Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22) will close
  • 8 AM              All streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area will close
  • 8:30 AM         All streets in the Brighton area leading into the route will close

5 AM – BOSTON COMMON AREA

  • Tremont Street, Court Street to Boylston Street
  • Avery Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • West Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Temple Place, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Winter Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Park Street, Beacon Street to Tremont Street
  • Bromfield Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Beacon Street, Somerset Street to Tremont Street
  • Cambridge Street (inbound), New Sudbury Street to Tremont Street

6 AM – BACK BAY AREA

  • Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street (cross streets will remain open until 8 AM)

8 AM – BACK BAY AREA

  • Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue
  • Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
  • Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp
  • Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street
  • Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East
  • St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street
  • Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
  • Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue
  • Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street
  • Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

8 AM – KENMORE SQUARE AREA

  • Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West
  • Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street
  • Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)
  • Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

8:30 AM – BRIGHTON AREA

  • Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue
  • Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)

In addition, on Saturday, April 16, streets along the routes will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the B.A.A. 5K as well as the B.A.A. Invitational Mile.

The 5K will begin at 8 AM on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Garden. An estimated 10,000 runners will turn right onto Boylston Street, right on Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

The Invitational Mile will begin on Boylston Street near Exeter Street with starting times at 10:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 11 AM. Runners will turn left onto Dartmouth Street, left onto Newbury Street and left onto Boylston Street, ending at the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking will be restricted on several streets in the Back Bay on Monday, April 18, 2016, as well as on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Parking will also be restricted on some streets several days in advance of the weekend to allow preparations to take place. Parking restrictions are as follows:

 No Stopping April 6 to April 21

  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Boylston Street
  • From Dartmouth Street near the Copley Square Mall to Clarendon St
  • Exeter Street (east side)
  • Boylston Street to Blagden Street
  • Blagden Street (south side)
  • Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

No Stopping April 11 to April 21

  • Blagden Street (north side)
  • Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

No Stopping April 13 to April 19

  • Exeter Street (west side)
  • Alley 441 to Boylston Street

No Stopping Saturday 12:01AM through 2PM

  • Newbury Street (both sides)
  • Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

No Stopping Friday, Saturday & Monday

  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Dalton Street to Arlington Street
  • Exeter Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue (except where otherwise posted)
  • Dartmouth Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Trinity Place (both sides)
  • St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

No Stopping Saturday to Monday

  • Cambridge Street (both sides)
  • Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones
  • St. James Avenue (both sides)
  • Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

No Stopping Saturday & Monday

  • Beacon Street (Boston Common side)
  • Charles Street to Joy Street
  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Charles Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Columbus Avenue (south side)
  • #162 Columbus Avenue to Arlington Street
  • St. James Avenue (both sides)
  • Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Stuart Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No Stopping Monday

  • Arlington Street (both sides)
  • Beacon Street to Stuart Street
  • Arlington Street (west side)
  • Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street
  • Beacon Street (both sides)
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line
  • Beacon Street
  • Brookline Line to Kenmore Square (inbound side)
  • Bay State Road to Kenmore Square (both sides)
  • Belvidere Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street (both sides)
  • Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Blagden Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
  • Cambridge Street (west side)
  • Court Street to Beacon Street / Tremont Street
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street
  • Clarendon Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Dartmouth (unless otherwise posted)
  • Commonwealth Avenue (south side)
  • Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80’ east of Hereford
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue (inbound)
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street (outbound)
  • Dalton Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Clearway Street
  • Dartmouth Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Deerfield Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
  • Exeter Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Gloucester Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Huntington Avenue (northwest side)
  • Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Kenmore Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Beacon Street
  • Newbury Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue over post any other temporary signs
  • New Chardon Street (north side)
  • Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street
  • Providence Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
  • Raleigh Street (both sides)
  • Bay State Road to Beacon Street
  • Stanhope Street (both sides)
  • Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street
  • Scotia Street (both sides)
  • Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street
  • St. Cecilia Street (both sides)
  • Belvidere Street to Boylston Street
  • Tremont Street (both sides)
  • Cambridge Street to Stuart Street

No Stopping Monday Buses Only 10AM to 5PM

  • Beacon Street (South side, Public Garden side), Charles Street to Arlington Street

Thank You For Thanking Us: Runner Stops to Say Thanks After Another Successful BAA 5K

After the conclusion of this morning's BAA 5K, one enthusiastic runner stopped to say thank you and pose for a quick picture with two of Boston's finest who had worked hard to make sure the event went off without a hitch. Thanks to all the officers who pitched in today to make this event a safe and successful one.  Great job by all.

 

The Boston Police Department's Most Famous Runner Takes Part in the 2016 BAA 5K in Boston's Back Bay

At 8:00 AM on Saturday April 16, 2016, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans took his position on the starting line for the annual running of the BAA 5K through Boston's Back Bay.  The Commissioner wore his Team MR8 jersey in honor of young Martin Richard, as he does during every road race he runs.  In his running career, Commissioner Evans has completed forty nine marathons, so a quick 5K on a sunny day on streets he knows better than anyone was an easy run.  Congratulations Commissioner Evans and to all the athletes who competed today.

Marathon Monday Safety Message to Boston Area College and University Students and Administrators from Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

Dear Students and Administrators:

On Monday, April 18, 2016 Boston will host the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. For many reasons, this is a historic day in Boston and as you’re well aware this will be the third race held since the bombings in 2013. In conjunction with partners, both public and private, the Boston Police Department has developed a safety and security plan for the 2016 events to ensure both athletes and spectators who participate feel safe.  We have more cameras along the route in Boston and in addition to uniformed personnel there will be officers who are undercover working the crowd. In addition to safety measures on site, we are constantly monitoring events as they play out, not only across the country, but internationally.  Marathon related activities are hosted all weekend long and the Boston Police Department has planned security measures for each.  

The safety and security plan for Monday April 18th includes:

  • Addition of cameras along the Boston portion of the Marathon route and upwards of 50 observation points will be set up along the finish line area in the Back Bay to monitor the crowd.

  • Additional ambulances, Boston EMS personnel and medical tents along the Boston portion of the route.

  • Newbury Street and Huntington Avenue outbound will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow easier spectator movement in the area.

  • Vehicular traffic will also be prohibited on many streets in Boston on the days leading up to the Marathon. For information on street closures and parking restrictions please visit www.BPDNews.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get up to date information.  

If you plan on attending the events, please remember:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings. “If you see something, say something.” We encourage spectators to call 9-1-1 in an emergency or if they see suspicious activity.

  • All public drinking, open containers and intoxication will not be tolerated.

  • Congregating on rooftops, fire escapes and porches is prohibited.

  • In this time of heightened security we appreciate you not bringing backpacks to the marathon.  These items are not banned however individuals may be subject to search.

  • It is recommended that you take the MBTA to travel due to the large volume of visitors who come in to the city.

It is our hope that you enjoy Marathon Monday and celebrate in a safe and respectful manner. The events over the last two years have gone smoothly and we attribute much of that to the cooperation from individuals who attended the events and acted accordingly. The City of Boston takes pride in this event, and we ask that you play a role in our effort to ensure that we are a shining example of good sportsmanship, pride and most of all resilience. 

 

William B. Evans

Police Commissioner

City of Boston Spectator Guidelines for the 2016 Boston Marathon

Those interested in attending the Boston Marathon this year are being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers, and spectators. 

Spectators intending to watch the 2016 Boston Marathon in the City of Boston should expect a significant presence of uniformed and plain clothed police officers. Spectators approaching viewing areas on the course, or already in viewing areas on the course, may be asked to pass through security checkpoints, and law enforcement officers or contracted private security personnel may ask to inspect bags and other items being carried. Additionally, spectators along the race route are encouraged to carry personal items in clear plastic bags. Using a clear plastic bag will enhance public safety and speed security screening. In all cases, spectators should keep their personal items under their immediate control at all times. Unattended items may cause delays. 

Spectators along the course are discouraged from possessing any of the items listed below. Possession of any of these items may result in delays when passing through security checkpoints and enhanced screening:

  • Weapons or items of any kind that may be used as weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, etc. 
  • Backpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder. 
  • Suitcases and rolling bags/rollers. 
  • Coolers. 
  • Glass containers or cans. 
  • Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives. 
  • Any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid. 
  • Handbags or packages or bulky items larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches. 
  • Large blankets/comforters, duvets, sleeping bags. 
  • Costumes covering the face or any non-form fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body. 
  • Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire gear). 

The B.A.A. and the Boston Police Department also encourage the public to actively participate in the "See Something, Say Something" campaign. Spectators are asked to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious conduct or items to the closest law enforcement officer or by calling 9-1-1.

NO DRONE ZONE

In addition, public safety officials are asking the public to assist in creating a No-Drone Zone along the entire course at this year's Boston Marathon. The use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) anywhere in the area of the course, including above runners and spectators, is strongly discouraged.

City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory: Boston Marathon Weekend, Saturday, April 16 through Monday, April 18, 2016

Photo Courtesy of BAA.org

The Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016. The race will result in street closures and traffic detours in Boston’s Back Bay and in the surrounding area. Parking restrictions will be in place as well. Those coming into the City of Boston for the day are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Detailed information on Hubway, the regional bike share system, may be found at www.theHubway.com , and real time bike availability may also be obtained by downloading the spotcycle app on your smart phone. 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.

In the interest of public safety and traffic management, Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to the following traffic restrictions and parking regulations as necessary. It is important that drivers pay close attention to all posted signs and variable message boards.

 TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday, April 18, 2016:

  • 5 AM              Streets in the vicinity of the Boston Common will close
  • 6 AM              Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street will close
  • 8 AM              All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue (as well as Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 22) will close
  • 8 AM              All streets west of Massachusetts Avenue in the Kenmore Square Audubon Circle area will close
  • 8:30 AM         All streets in the Brighton area leading into the route will close

5 AM – Boston Common Area

  • Tremont Street, Court Street to Boylston Street
  • Avery Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • West Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Temple Place, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Winter Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Park Street, Beacon Street to Tremont Street
  • Bromfield Street, Washington Street to Tremont Street
  • Beacon Street, Somerset Street to Tremont Street
  • Cambridge Street (inbound), New Sudbury Street to Tremont Street

6 AM – Back Bay Area

  • Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Arlington Street (cross streets will remain open until 8 AM)

8 AM – Back Bay Area

  • Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue
  • Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
  • Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp
  • Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street
  • Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East
  • St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street
  • Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
  • Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue
  • Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street
  • Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

8 AM – Kenmore Square Area

  • Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West
  • Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street
  • Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)
  • Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

8:30 AM – Brighton Area

  • Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue
  • Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road)

In addition, on Saturday, April 16, streets along the routes will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the B.A.A. 5K as well as the B.A.A. Invitational Mile.

The 5K will begin at 8 AM on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Garden. An estimated 10,000 runners will turn right onto Boylston Street, right on Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue outbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue inbound via the underpass at Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Charles Street.

The Invitational Mile will begin on Boylston Street near Exeter Street with starting times at 10:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 11 AM. Runners will turn left onto Dartmouth Street, left onto Newbury Street and left onto Boylston Street, ending at the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking will be restricted on several streets in the Back Bay on Monday, April 18, 2016, as well as on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Parking will also be restricted on some streets several days in advance of the weekend to allow preparations to take place. Parking restrictions are as follows:

 No Stopping April 6 to April 21

  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Boylston Street
  • From Dartmouth Street near the Copley Square Mall to Clarendon St
  • Exeter Street (east side)
  • Boylston Street to Blagden Street
  • Blagden Street (south side)
  • Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

No Stopping April 11 to April 21

  • Blagden Street (north side)
  • Dartmouth Street to BPL Driveway

No Stopping April 13 to April 19

  • Exeter Street (west side)
  • Alley 441 to Boylston Street

No Stopping Saturday 12:01AM through 2PM

  • Newbury Street (both sides)
  • Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

No Stopping Friday, Saturday & Monday

  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Dalton Street to Arlington Street
  • Exeter Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue (except where otherwise posted)
  • Dartmouth Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Trinity Place (both sides)
  • St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

No Stopping Saturday to Monday

  • Cambridge Street (both sides)
  • Court Street to Sudbury Street excluding any active construction zones
  • St. James Avenue (both sides)
  • Dartmouth Street to Arlington Street

No Stopping Saturday & Monday

  • Beacon Street (Boston Common side)
  • Charles Street to Joy Street
  • Boylston Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Charles Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Columbus Avenue (south side)
  • #162 Columbus Avenue to Arlington Street
  • St. James Avenue (both sides)
  • Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Stuart Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No Stopping Monday

  • Arlington Street (both sides)
  • Beacon Street to Stuart Street
  • Arlington Street (west side)
  • Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street
  • Beacon Street (both sides)
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Line
  • Beacon Street
  • Brookline Line to Kenmore Square (inbound side)
  • Bay State Road to Kenmore Square (both sides)
  • Belvidere Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street (both sides)
  • Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Blagden Street (both sides)
  • Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street
  • Cambridge Street (west side)
  • Court Street to Beacon Street / Tremont Street
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street
  • Clarendon Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Dartmouth (unless otherwise posted)
  • Commonwealth Avenue (south side)
  • Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to 80’ east of Hereford
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue (inbound)
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street (outbound)
  • Dalton Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Clearway Street
  • Dartmouth Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Deerfield Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
  • Exeter Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street (both sides)
  • Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Gloucester Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Huntington Avenue (northwest side)
  • Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Kenmore Street (both sides)
  • Newbury Street to Beacon Street
  • Newbury Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue over post any other temporary signs
  • New Chardon Street (north side)
  • Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street
  • Providence Street (both sides)
  • Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
  • Raleigh Street (both sides)
  • Bay State Road to Beacon Street
  • Stanhope Street (both sides)
  • Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street
  • Scotia Street (both sides)
  • Dalton Street to St. Cecilia Street
  • St. Cecilia Street (both sides)
  • Belvidere Street to Boylston Street
  • Tremont Street (both sides)
  • Cambridge Street to Stuart Street

No Stopping Monday Buses Only 10AM to 5PM

  • Beacon Street (South side, Public Garden side), Charles Street to Arlington Street