1265 Boylston Street, Fenway

On April 4th, 2016, an unidentified man was hit and seriously injured by a person driving an Uber. Police have reported the victim stepped out from between parked cars and was struck. The Vision Zero Task Force visited the crash location on April 14th to make recommendations for any short and long term changes to the area that could improve safety.

Date of Crash
4/4/2016, approx. 9PM 

Date of Site Visit 

1265 Boylston Street, Fenway (in area of Jerry Remy's)

News coverage 
Boston.com - "Pedestrian struck by Uber driver near Boston's Fenway Park"
Universal Hub - "Crash involving car, pedestrian shuts Boylston Street in the Fenway"

Present at Site Visit
Boston Transportation Department - Planning 
Boston Transportation Department - Operations
Boston Police Department 
Boston Public Health Commission 
Boston Cyclists Union

Photos from Site Visit 
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Short term:

  • Install speed board and set traffic signals for 25mph as has been done on Beacon Street

Longer term:

  • Consider mid-block crosswalk w/ RRFB or HAWK signal near Remy's / Baseball Tavern; many new residential buildings in area & long blocks with increased pedestrian activity require more safe crossings of this wide road 
  • Road diet to narrow road and slow vehicles while allowing for safer crossings and turn movements
  • Protected bicycle lanes

Improvements Completed 
As of 6/14/16, no changes have been made. Please send us photos/comments when you see changes so this page remains accurate.