Boston to install 3 new designated ride-hailing sites in the Seaport

Boston is expanding its use of designated ride-hailing locations to drop off and pick up riders.

Mayor Marty Walsh announced Saturday the installation of three ride-hailing drop-off zones in the city’s booming South Boston Seaport.

“A world-class city needs world-class transportation, and we’re working to find creative solutions to congestion, making transportation better for all,” the Democrat said in a press release.

A similar program was created last year in the city’s Fenway neighborhood.

The goal is to improve safety while reducing traffic congestion linked to double parking by ride-hailing drivers.

Acting Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Gregory Rooney said picking up and dropping off passengers in a travel lane is an unsafe practice.