Go Boston 2030

Go Boston 2030

Inclusive public input and data are central to Go Boston 2030.

Will public transportation systems have affordable fares to align with household income? What if our buses cleaned the air? When will we have jetpacks? These are some of the 5,000 questions collected during the Go Boston 2030 planning process and that the Action Plan seeks to address.

When the Go Boston 2030 team began its campaign to shape the future of how people get around the city, it started by going to Boston’s neighborhoods to ask residents about their transportation future. Residents responded with thousands of questions and ideas about what they want in their transportation future, and each and every question and idea that came from the public are recorded online to supplement the plan. The priority policies and projects in the Go Boston Vision and Action Plan came directly from the public.

Over a two-year planning process, the City of Boston created a bold and strategic plan for Boston’s transportation future. The plan first outlines transportation goals and then identifies 58 specific policies and projects needed to bring the goals to fruition. The 58 recommendations are designed to expand access to a variety of connected transportation options, improve traffic-related safety on Boston’s streets, and ensure reliability of service for the City’s residents, commuters, and visitors.

Go Boston 2030 resulted in more than just a hearty planning document. The process of creating Go Boston 2030 brought more municipal departments, residents, employers, and state agencies together than ever before. Those of you who participated know – this effort set a high bar for creative, new, and fun ways for people to take part and share their ideas about the transportation future they want. Go Boston 2030 changed the way the City of Boston engages its residents for ongoing and future planning work.

Go Boston 2030 also addresses one of our most pressing issues: how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation. As buildings continue to become more energy efficient, reducing emissions from transportation is key to mitigating climate change. The report is rooted in ways to reduce the number of miles driven per person and increase the number of trips made without cars.

Barr supported Go Boston 2030 as part of its long-term investments in transportation and smart growth. We believe that Go Boston 2030 encompasses both the expansive view and tactical action steps needed to affect climate change.

The guiding principles in Go Boston 2030 of equity, economic opportunity, and climate responsiveness are supporting the City of Boston to be ambitious in its transportation planning and focus on how Boston can lead cities in sustainable mobility.

Read the Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan

Interaction Institute for Social Change

To support public engagement during phase II of the Go Boston 2030 mobility visioning process.

  • Award Date: 8/24/2015
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Climate

A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To develop a mobile-source emissions calculator to generate data that will lead to a greater understanding about average fuel efficiencies and their related greenhouse gas emissions and that will serve as a performance indicator for Go Boston 2030.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

Interaction Institute for Social Change

To design and facilitate Go Boston 2030, the City of Boston’s mobility visioning process.

  • Award Date: 12/3/2014
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

A City of Boston initiative to envision a bold transportation future for the city.