Quincy Center Transportation Improvements

City of Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Center has the unique distinction as the final burial ground for two US Presidents. Both President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams are buried within the United First Parish Church. Quincy Center is also home to City Hall and a bustling urban core. To further define Quincy Center the City proposed the construction of a new park on the section of Route 3A between City Hall and the United First Parish Church.

Howard Stein Hudson is proud to have collaborated with the City to deliver this high profile, sophisticated, complete streets project for the City. Our feasibility study and associated traffic flow modeling showed that closing a section of Hancock Street coupled with circulation changes would enable the vision of the new civic space; one that reconnects the Church of the Presidents with Quincy City Hall and the Quincy Center MBTA Station.

The $6.6 million project incorporates new bike lanes inviting cyclists to access the adjacent Quincy Center Red Line, Bus and Commuter Rail Station. Important pedestrian accessibility improvements are also feature of the project incorporating raised crosswalks with hybrid beacon (HAWK) pedestrian signals to serve the significant pedestrian activity in the Center.

The project is currently in construction with completion expected in the Fall of 2015.