Rutherford Avenue Corridor Study

Boston, Massachusetts

Harriman is the urban design consultant on a team that is planning and designing the future reconstruction of Rutherford Avenue in Boston. One of the main corridors providing access from the north, Rutherford Avenue was built in an era of automobile and highway expansion. Traffic volumes have since decreased in this corridor. The possibility exists to transform the corridor into a neighborhood boulevard, with a reduced number of traffic lanes allowing for safer pedestrian crossing and the creation of much needed neighborhood open space. A neighborhood-scaled network of local streets is being proposed to replace an existing rotary and underpass at Sullivan Square.

This project was awarded an Outstanding Planning Award by the Massachusetts Chapter American Planning Association.