The Boston Transportation Department will hold a "Hyde Park Avenue Multimodal Corridor" open house on Feb. 11 as part of its efforts to figure out how to make it easier for people to get between Wolcott Square and Forest Hills.
The session, which begins at 7 p.m. at the District E-18 police station, 1249 Hyde Park Ave., will include a discussion of "early implementation of traffic improvements" on the road, which currently features rush-hour jam ups, overcrowded buses and no bike lanes.
According to BTD:
Despite the large number of bus riders, 81 percent of households [in Hyde Park] own at least one car. That's much higher than the City average of 65 percent. Transit delay times along this corridor have seen continual increases and all bus routes running along the corridor have been affected. Unless we develop meaningful transit plans and improvements, expect this trend to continue.
Some 10,629 ride the 32 bus every weekday - and at rush hour, it can take more than half an hour to get the 4.5 miles from Forest Hills to Wolcott Square.