What You Need to Know About the March for Our Lives on March 24th
The Boston March for Our Lives will take place on the Boston Common on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from noon to 5 pm.
More than 18,000 people have RSVPed, according to the publicly available Facebook event page you can see by clicking here. Large crowds are anticipated due to march participants of all ages in the Downtown Crossing area before, during and after the march. Please click here for more information about the March for Our Lives.The following information has been provided by the Boston Transportation Department:
Marchers will start from Madison Park Vocational High School (75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury) at 11 am. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 pm.
Traffic and parking will be impacted, and those coming to attend are strongly encouraged not to drive into the city. Information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share system, may be found at thehubway.com, and information on the MBTA may be found at MBTA.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.Traffic delays are expected as vehicles will be held back at intersections to allow marchers to proceed along the route.
Participants will depart from Madison Park Vocational High School and proceed on Malcolm X Boulevard, turn right onto Tremont Street, left onto Melnea Cass Boulevard, right onto Columbus Avenue, right onto Park Plaza, left onto Charles Street South, straight onto Charles Street, and complete the march at the Boston Common.
"Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday"parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:
- Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
- Beacon Street, both sides, from Park Street to Arlington Street
- Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street
- Boylston Street, both sides, from Arlington Street to Tremont Street
- Malcolm X Boulevard, both sides, from Roxbury Street to Tremont Street.