weekend, Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn and Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty
hosted City of Boston Transportation Department officials for neighborhood
office hours at the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post in South Boston. Approximately 30
residents joined the elected officials throughout the event to discuss
pedestrian safety concerns directly with Chief of Streets Chris Osgood and
Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Greg Rooney.
The elected and city officials discussed recent safety installations, including blinking pedestrian crossing signs along East & West Broadway, and speed feedback signs on East Broadway and Dorchester St. There were also substantive discussions among neighbors and the city regarding “hot spots” or areas of concern along L St, Dorchester St, Old Colony Ave & the Rotary, West First St, Summer St, as well as intersections at Broadway & O St and Broadway & N St.
“We’d like to thank our neighbors for joining us to provide excellent feedback for one of the top issues we face as a city, the safety of pedestrians and all on our roads – Vision Zero,” said the Councilors. “We’d like to also thank Chief Osgood and Commissioner Rooney for their partnership and willingness to meet with residents over the weekend. There’s much work to be done, and South Boston elected officials will continue to work together with the city to make our streets safer for all.”
For more information or constituent service issues, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 or Ed.Flynn@Boston.Gov or Councilor At-Large Flaherty’s office at 617-635-4205 or Michael.Flaherty@Boston.gov.