Boston closing street for 10 days to test the expanding Copley Square

Starting Tuesday, Boston will be expanding the pedestrian area of ​​Copley Square by closing one of the neighboring streets to traffic for 10 days. The pilot program, known as Copley Connect, will close Dartmouth Street between the square and the Boston Public Library. According to an announcement from Mayor Michelle Wu’s office, the program will bring food trucks, performances and programs from the library outside. Dartmouth Street will remain closed between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue until June 17. During that time, Wu’s office said the city will analyze how the space is used and how the closure impacts surrounding streets.”We are excited to study the impacts of connecting and expanding the public realm around two of our most cherished historic public assets, the Boston Public Library and Copley Square Park,” said Arthur Jemison, Chief of Planning.The city also said that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of improving Copley Square Park with landscaping and fountain work. Wu’s office said that the city’s Open Newbury program, another road closure to make room for pedestrians, will be expanded this summer. Dates for that event have not yet been announced. Similar open street events are also being planned for Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester during the summer. Jul. 10: Center Street from Lamartine to Soldier’s Monument Aug. 6: Grove Hall (Warren/Blue Hill) from Dudley Street to Warren AvenueSept. 24: Dorchester Avenue from Freeport Street to Gallivan Boulevard “City streets and roadways represent a huge portion of public land, and we’re eager to host these events opening up several major streets to the community for summer fun,” Wu said in a statement . “These events will showcase our neighborhoods and help reshape what’s possible as we fuel our city’s social and economic recovery.”Each event will have unique components, the city said. Examples include a roller rink in Roxbury and boxing on Dorchester Avenue. “Boston’s streets belong to everyone,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets. “Opening our streets for play, active recreation and local shopping will reimagine these public spaces for a day, creating a unique, vibrant experience for residents across our neighborhoods.”

Starting Tuesday, Boston will be expanding the pedestrian area of ​​Copley Square by closing one of the neighboring streets to traffic for 10 days.

The pilot program, known as Copley Connect, will close Dartmouth Street between the square and the Boston Public Library. According to an announcement from Mayor Michelle Wu’s office, the program will bring food trucks, performances and programs from the library outside.

Dartmouth Street will remain closed between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue until June 17. During that time, Wu’s office said the city will analyze how the space is used and how the closure impacts surrounding streets.

“We are excited to study the impacts of connecting and expanding the public realm around two of our most cherished historic public assets, the Boston Public Library and Copley Square Park,” said Arthur Jemison, Chief of Planning.

The city also said that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of improving Copley Square Park with landscaping and fountain work.

Wu’s office said that the city’s Open Newbury program, another road closure to make room for pedestrians, will be expanded this summer. Dates for that event have not yet been announced.

Similar open street events are also being planned for Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester during the summer.

  • Jul. 10: Center Street from Lamartine to Soldier’s Monument
  • Aug. 6: Grove Hall (Warren/Blue Hill) from Dudley Street to Warren Avenue
  • Sept. 24: Dorchester Avenue from Freeport Street to Gallivan Boulevard

“City streets and roadways represent a huge portion of public land, and we’re eager to host these events opening up several major streets to the community for summer fun,” Wu said in a statement. “These events will showcase our neighborhoods and help reshape what’s possible as we fuel our city’s social and economic recovery.”

Each event will have unique components, the city said. Examples include a roller rink in Roxbury and boxing on Dorchester Avenue.

“Boston’s streets belong to everyone,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets. “Opening our streets for play, active recreation and local shopping will reimagine these public spaces for a day, creating a unique, vibrant experience for residents across our neighborhoods.”

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