Local NewsPedestrian paradise: Walkers rule Dartmouth Street in 10-day experiment

Pedestrian paradise: Walkers rule Dartmouth Street in 10-day experiment

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The city launched a pedestrian friendly experiment Tuesday, shutting down Dartmouth Street between Copley Square, for 10 days.

“Opening Dartmouth Street to pedestrians will unify and complement planned initiatives and investments into Copley Square Park and the Public Library’s Plaza,” the city’s planning agency said in a release.

The street will be open to walkers, and closed to cars, from 10-8 p.m. each day through June 17.  The pilot is being dubbed “Connect Copley” is part of an effort by the Boston Planning & Development Agency to study the future use of Dartmouth Street between Boylston Street and St. James Avenue.

Visitors can expect food trucks throughout the week, programming from the library and special events including a Donna Summer Disco Party, next Thursday, June 16,  at 6 p.m..

Other activities include Family Zumba, Sunday, June 12, at 3:30; a Juneteenth chalk art event Friday, June 17 at 3:30; and a Farmer’s Market June 10, 14, and 17 at 10 a.m.

(060722 Boston, MA):Courtney Goode, Goode landscape studio, and Gavin Zeitz, landscape arch professor at RI School of Design, move a planter as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA.  (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)(060722 Boston, MA):Courtney Goode, Goode landscape studio, and Gavin Zeitz, landscape arch professor at RI School of Design, move a planter as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (060722 Boston, MA):Kayla Murgo,  Landscape designer, takes measurements as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA.  (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)(060722 Boston, MA):Kayla Murgo, Landscape designer, takes measurements as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (060722 Boston, MA):Kayla Murgo,  Landscape designer, and Gavin Zeitz, landscape arch professor at RI School of Design take measurements as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA.  (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)(060722 Boston, MA):Kayla Murgo, Landscape designer, and Gavin Zeitz, landscape arch professor at RI School of Design take measurements as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (060722 Boston, MA):The streets under construction as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA.  (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)(060722 Boston, MA):The streets under construction as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (060722 Boston, MA):Alex Gonzalez and Denzel Amoah, landscape architect grad students, paint an arch on the pavement as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday,June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA.  (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)(060722 Boston, MA):Alex Gonzalez and Denzel Amoah, landscape architect grad students, paint an arch on the pavement as the city launches 10 day experiment to turn Dartmouth Street into a pedestrian way on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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