Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require street closings and parking restrictions at select locations in Boston. People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found here and information on the MBTA may be found here. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston.
The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary. Please click here for the most up to date July 4th traffic and parking impacts on local streets in the city.
Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday through Thursday
Tow Zone No Stopping Wednesday & Thursday
Tow Zone No Stopping Thursday
The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 AM on Thursday, July 4, at City Hall Plaza. Traffic and parking in the vicinity of Government Center and Downtown will be impacted as follows.
Traffic delays should be expected on the following parade route from approximately 9 AM through 10:15 AM.
Leave City Hall Plaza, turn left onto Cambridge Street, continue onto Tremont Street, left onto Winter Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Court Street, pausing at the Old State House, left onto Congress Street, to Faneuil Hall. During the pause at approximately 10 AM, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place from the balcony of the Old State House. It is anticipated that Congress Street, State Street and Devonshire Street at the Old state House will be closed to traffic while the reading is taking place.
Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Thursday
Information courtesy of Back Bay Association