Boston pilots dedicated ride-sharing zone

The Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is launching dedicated zones for ride-sharing to ease congestion and improve safety in the city.

A pilot will run in the Fenway starting with the intersection of Boylston Street and Kilmarnock Street. Anyone can use the designated zone for pick-ups and drop-offs from 5pm, overnight and into the early morning hours.

This pilot has been created to minimise traffic disruptions that often accompany ride-sharing services. The new kerbside zone in the Fenway will allow these vehicles to continue to offer their transportation services, but in a way that supports the City of Boston’s Vision Zero safety goals and helps to improve traffic flow on Boston streets.The pilot is designed to ease congestion caused by double parking and to increase safety for passengers entering and exiting vehicles.