Southie Walks Action Alert
Call our neighborhood officials and let them know: South Boston deserves safety for all pedestrians.
- Neighborhood Coordinator Eric Prentis: 617-635-3485
- City Councilor Bill Linehan: 617-635-3203
- Representative Nick Collins: 617-722-2080
Conflict with pedestrians and vehicles is reaching crisis. More curb cuts and garage doors are crossing side walks (that have been narrowed by variance relief from lot line set backs) everywhere in South Boston.
The BRA and the ZBA apparently have ignored the city's recommendations in the Complete Streets document from the Transportation Dept. regarding sidewalk depth in many new projects.
Without adequate safety measures and attention to sidewalk design to protect pedestrians, the developers are not being held accountable. Businesses like Stop and Shop and Rite Aid have to make their lots safer and we need our elected officials support to insure that changes are made.
2/21 Update: A woman was in serious condition after being struck Thursday night by a car on Day Boulevard in South Boston. Details. When you call the above officials, please ask them to share and act on their ideas about how to prevent more tragic pedestrian incidents.