The USGA, The Country Club, Howard Stein Hudson, and The Town of Brookline (DPW and Police Department) conducted a comprehensive resident information session on January 10, 2022, concerning traffic plans in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club.
The USGA’s goal is to limit the inconvenience of Brookline residents as much as possible and to implement a parking and transportation plan that minimizes the impact on neighbors in the immediate proximity of The Country Club, allowing residents to continue with their day-to-day access and activities during the week of the championship. The USGA is working with the Brookline Police Department, Brookline DPW, hired traffic consultants (Howard Stein Hudson), and several local supporting agencies to identify and develop road modifications and traffic patterns necessary to host a safe, efficient, and secure championship at The Country Club. Public and private roadways in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club will be impacted and require further traffic and access control measures during the week of the championship.
The below graphics depict U.S. Open week (June 13-19) traffic patterns in the immediate surrounds of The Country Club. For more details and context on how these modified traffic patterns will be enforced, please view the January 10 public forum recording above.
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The USGA coordinates an extensive local, regional, and statewide team to support a safe and smooth arrival for all players, fans, volunteers, vendors, and staff traveling to the championship grounds. The primary goal of the transportation plan is to minimize vehicular traffic and congestion in the immediate vicinity, neighborhoods, and roadways surrounding The Country Club and local properties being utilized during the championship. We will do this by utilizing satellite parking lots and mass transit (MBTA) options to maximize an efficient shuttle system and maintain a secure public safety perimeter around the championship grounds and neighboring residences.
Yes. In conjunction with the road modification plan along Clyde Street, Lee Street, and Newton Street, there will be advance communications and signage encouraging and advising daily commuter to seek alternate transportation routes around The Country Club during the week of the U.S. Open Championship. Commuters can expect to begin seeing educational signage on key thoroughfares roughly two (2) weeks in advance of the championship.
The alternate commuter routing signage plan is designed to keep non-Championship daily commuters traveling on:
“Limited Access”/Restricted Roadways (residents only, not open to the public or daily commuters):
*Residents living on or in neighborhoods within these “Limited Access”/Restricted Roadways will receive additional instructions in the Spring of 2022. Please read more in the “When will I know if my street/neighborhood will be impacted by the U.S. Open traffic” section below.
To further discourage and prevent fans and attendees from taking parking matters into their own hands (attempting to park as close as possible) and causing unwarranted congestion and safety issues in the local area, the USGA, The Country Club, and Town of Brookline have developed a comprehensive plan that identifies the neighborhoods that will be impacted the most by the championship and require further access control, otherwise referred to as “limited access” areas.
Residents who live within the predetermined limited access areas (as depicted in the yellow shaded areas below) will be provided with resident and resident guest parking hangtags that will identify you as a resident of the neighborhood and grant you access to come and go freely throughout championship week. Residents and their guests will be instructed to place the hangtags on the rearview mirror which must be visible when approaching the respective law enforcement traffic control point. Further information on physical distribution and obtaining additional resident and/or resident guest parking hangtags will be made available in the Spring of 2022.
*There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
No. Standard Brookline public services such as emergency services, garbage and waste collection, school bus routes, mail and package delivery will not be interrupted during the week of the championship. Traffic control officers will be in place to permit service vehicles through any limited access control points and to the appropriate locations. For more information on MBTA’s Bus #51, please visit mbta.com.
Yes. Residents that live within the planned limited access areas surrounding The Country Club, will have the ability to walk to the U.S. Open. Signage will be strategically placed to help guide you to the nearest championship admission gate in a safe and efficient manner. Residents who do not live within the planned limited access areas will be encouraged to follow the general parking, MBTA, or ride share guidelines that championship organizers will communicate in the Spring of 2022 on www.usopen.com. There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
More information, including trip planning features, will be made available on MBTA’s website in the Spring of-2022. MBTA “T” offers convenient, comfortable, and safe transportation options for those attending the U.S. Open via the subway and commuter rail systems. Attendees are strongly encouraged to take the T to one of the below stations.
Orange Line – Forest Hills Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the upper bus terminal where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (D) – Reservoir Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the Beacon Street shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (C) – Cleveland Circle Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the Beacon Street shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (B) – Boston College Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage towards the Boston College’s Alumni Stadium shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
U.S. Open Championship Ride Share will only be allowed at the designated area at Larz Anderson Park and as depicted by the yellow stars below. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so pickup times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles proceeding to the ride share location will be instructed to follow directional signs and parking attendants to the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Ride share vehicles are not permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds.
*The yellow stars above depict the ride share drop-off/pick-up location. The yellow dotted line depicts the pedestrian walk-path to/from The Country Club and the Larz Anderson Park ride share location. The purple arrows depict the one-way traffic pattern that will be enforced (vehicles must enter the Larz Anderson Park ride share area via Avon Street and exit onto Newton Street). Parking services and attendants will be prominent in and around Larz Anderson Park to help control traffic flow and ensure a smooth ride share operation.
Fans are strongly encouraged to take the T to the U.S. Open. If you do intend to drive to the championship, please visit usopen.com to learn more about available parking options in the Spring of 2022.
Fans who wish to ride their bike to the championship will be able to do so following the guidelines of the limited access plan to be implemented in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club. Bike racks will be provided at Larz Anderson Park and Pine Manor College to secure bikes. Owners will be responsible for the security of their bicycles.
Non-championship affiliated cyclists are encouraged to follow the bicycle routing plan that is in place surrounding The Country Club and championship grounds and further defined below in the graphics for Clyde Street, Lee Street, Newton Street, and neighborhoods south of Newton Street.
The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all fans with disabilities. Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Fans requiring lift-equipped transportation should contact the USGA Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the championship to receive specific parking instructions.
The USGA will provide complimentary lift-equipped shuttles to and from all remote championship parking lots and the championship-designated MBTA train stations mentioned above. Furthermore, the Disability Services Committee will be on-site to assist fans with disabilities with multi-person golf cart transportation to and from designated stops, specific ADA friendly grandstand locations and accessible facilities throughout The Country Club championship course.