Seaport TMA Annual Report
You can find the Seaport TMA FY2015 Annual Report here .
South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan
The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan is being conducted in order to define and prioritize transportation system investments needed over the next two decades due to the rapid pace of development in the area. The study was completed in January 2015 following an 18-month study and the plan is in the implementation phase.
In August 2015, the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Committee released a progress report of short-term improvements to the transportation network in the district. The report documents progress made by various agencies on short-term transportation improvements since the release of the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan.
The Seaport TMA continues to collaborate with several agencies including The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the City of Boston, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Massport, the MBTA, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority on action steps which are underway or about to be underway, which seek to improve transportation in the area. The Plan is managed by A Better City.
Seaport TMA staff continue to participate in subcommittees of the transportation plan, specifically regarding comprehensive shuttle planning, including consolidation and expansion; pedestrian wayfinding; and bicycling improvements.
Specifics on these initiatives include:
Comprehensive shuttle planning: The Seaport TMA continues to work with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority on developing a comprehensive shuttle system for the South Boston Waterfront, which would involve consolidation and expansion of existing private shuttle services. A comprehensive service would more efficiently serve both current riders of these shuttles, as well as prospective riders who do not currently have access to a company or building shuttle service. This comprehensive service would assist commuters in getting to and from North Station and South Station.
Pedestrian wayfinding signage pilot: Twenty signs were recently installed in locations throughout the South Boston Waterfront to direct pedestrians to transit stations and key destinations. The project team is seeking feedback on the effectiveness of the signs and is asking for feedback on social media using the hashtag #WalkSBW. The current signage is a pilot only and future changes will be made based on feedback.
For detailed information on these and other improvements, you can review the August 2015 progress report for the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan here, as well as see a map depicting the recent improvements here.
Biking, walking, and advocacy resources
Boston Bikes – The City of Boston’s department for bicycle planning, education, and more. You can view an interactive bike network map of current and planned bicycle travel facilities, order a 2013 Boston Bikes map brochure, and find other important information about city bicycling and events.
Boston Cyclists Union – The Cyclists Union is Boston’s city-wide membership organization working to increase bicycling for transportation and advocate for bicyclist safety.
Hubway – New Balance Hubway is your Boston bike sharing system. Launched in July 2011 there are currently 125 stations and 1,130 bicycles in Boston. Rent a bike and pedal your way to the next lunch meeting, errand or shopping trip, or to visit friends and family.
LivableStreets Alliance – LivableStreets is a nonprofit organization promoting safe, convenient, and affordable transportation for all users in urban Boston.
MassBike – The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) is the statewide membership coalition for bicycling advancement, advocacy, and safety.
WalkBoston – WalkBoston is a nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
Other bicycle safety, advocacy, and planning information
- Download the “Go By Bike” brochure from MassBike and MassDOT.
- Download MassBike’s “Same Rules, Same Road” safety information sheet.
- Read about “Bike Law” in an informational piece from MassBike.
- See the detailed 2013 Boston Bikes Network Plan, which maps out planning of bicycle travel facilities over the next several years in Boston.
Friends of Fort Point Channel – a nonprofit organization committed to making the Fort Point Channel an exciting and welcoming destination for all of Boston’s residents, workforce and visitors. Order a 2014-2015 Area Map & Guide here.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) – promoting smart growth and regional collaboration serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metro Boston.