It has been confirmed that Newbury Street in Back Bay will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians for one day this summer.
On Sunday August 7th people will be able to enjoy the seven blocks of Newbury Street without worrying about traffic from 10am to 6pm.
Called the Open Newbury Street project, the city hopes to create a temporary pedestrian-only avenue for residents and visitors to enjoy one of Boston's most iconic streets.
The concept for this idea came from various city departments looking for fun, new ideas to make Boston's public spaces more inviting for those exploring the city by foot.
Opportunities like these are really beneficial to neighborhood businesses and many merchants in the area are very excited about the event.
Events like these allow the public to experience important city spaces in a new way and local businesses will make use of this day with special events.
While most of the public have expressed their excitement for the event, some businesses have their concerns about how it will potentially negatively effect business.
Get involved in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #OpenNewbury.