Central Square is a neighborhood main streets district in the heart of the East Boston community. Laid out in the days of horse and carriage, the square includes vast expanses of pavement and an oval park in the center that is difficult to access. The redesigned square will reclaim much of the pavement for pedestrian use by narrowing the streets, expanding the park, and widening the sidewalks to create spaces for outdoor seating, cafes, and greenscape elements. Traffic will be better organized and bike lanes will be added where possible to improve traffic flow and create a safer environment for cyclists.
The design and construction of this project is funded by the City of Boston with a budget of $3.5 million. Project is funded by the Boston Transportation Department.
Project website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/transportation/ebcentral/