Newbury Street will go car-free for 3 days this summer

Nearly a mile of the street will close to cars on July 14, August 25, and September 15.

July 8 is the first of three Sundays this summer for Open Newbury Street, where it will be open to pedestrians only.
Open Newbury Street is returning to Boston for a few days this summer. –Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Newbury Street will shut down to vehicular traffic for one day each month until the end of the summer.

Nearly a mile of the street will close to cars from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on July 14, August 25, and September 15. The closure will be from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

Intersections at Exeter, Fairfield, Gloucester, and Hereford streets will be car-free, but the remaining three will stay open for public safety access.

Businesses with storefronts on Newbury Street can request space for an outside event during Open Newbury Street days by filling out this form.

What to know about parking:

Cars will not be allowed to stop at the following locations, according to a news release from the city:

  • Newbury Street, both sides, Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Hereford Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Other ways to travel to the event:

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Bike corrals will be available on the closed-to-cars stretch of the street for those who want to cycle to the event, and BlueBikes are available throughout the Back Bay.

MBTA stations near Newbury Street include:

  • Green Line: Kenmore, Hynes Convention Center, Prudential, Copley, and Arlington
  • Orange Line: Back Bay