Following an apparently successful test run last August (see above), Boston officials announced on Monday that Back Bay’s Newbury Street would be closed to vehicular traffic three times this summer.
The city is still working out the details of the closures, but tentative plans call for keeping cars, trucks, etc. off the drag’s prime shopping corridor as well as intersecting side streets. The closure on August 16 last year, a Sunday, ran from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.
The closures this go-round would also happen on Sundays, per the Globe’s Steve Annear—likely one a month in July, August, and September.
Why the move? Because business owners were particularly tickety-boo with the previous pedestrian-friendly cordoning, according to City Hall.
Stay tuned for further details.