Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway on July 8th, August 12th, and September 9th, closing to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity use the full width of the street
Building on the success of the last two years of Open Newbury Street events, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that "Open Newbury Street" will continue this year over a series of three Sundays this summer. From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on July 8th, August 12th, and September 9th, Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, closing to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity use the full width of the street. Newbury Street will be pedestrian-only from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue.
Parking will once again be restricted beginning at 8:00 a.m., and signs will be posted informing drivers of the change. All businesses will be encouraged to promote the event on social media using #OpenNewbury and make customers aware of car-free day ahead of time. The public is encouraged to utilize the several different MBTA routes that service the area in addition to bicycling and walking.