With its paths and boats, Jamaica Pond is one of the most popular destinations in the city for park visitors. Despite this, there were few safe crossings to the pond, and a number of locations where people routinely jaywalked across wide parkways to reach the water’s edge. The Jamaica Pond Access initiative studied three locations: the terminus of Eliot Street, the south end of Parkman Drive at Kelly Circle, and the north end of Parkman Drive near Perkins Street and the open field.
The Eliot intersection needed a crosswalk to serve the abutting neighborhood. The Parkman Kelly circle intersection needed traffic calming to make it safer. The north end of Parkman needed a crosswalk to connect handicapped parking to the pond path and to open access to an isolated piece of parkland.
Of these, the Eliot Street crossing was constructed. The two others await funding.