Flynn Discusses Pedestrian Safety With Neighborhood Associations

Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn recently met with both the West Broadway Neighborhood Association and Cityside Neighborhood Associations to discuss safety for all on our roads – pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. Flynn discussed his recent 12 Point Safe Streets Plan to help calm traffic in South Boston. In addition, he informed residents that he and Councilor Frank Baker will hold an upcoming hearing on the merits of lowering the speed limit to 20 MPH in Boston, or designated areas that include senior centers and recreational facilities.

“This is a top issue for our district and the city. We have to do all we can to make our roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. It is my firm belief that a combination of infrastructure changes to our built environment and lower speeds will help to improve safety,” said Flynn.” I will continue to work with the Boston Transportation Department and advocate for 4 way stop signs, speed humps, raised crosswalks, road diets to narrow streets and encourage slower driving, bumping out curbs for shorter crosswalks, rapid flash beacons or blinking pedestrian crossing signs, speed feedback boards, and consistent enforcement.”
For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 & [email protected]