The city filled a total of 19,186 potholes in 2014, a 50% increase over 2013. Walsh highlighted this fact in his most recent State of the City speech.
Boston Public Works divides the city into 10 districts. But in 2014, Public Works District 2 performed like Red Sox slugger David Ortiz with a hot bat in October. District 2 alone accounted for nearly half the citywide surge in potholes.
District 2, which covers Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, reported filling 216 percent more potholes, but used only 41 percent more asphalt.
The busiest day for District 2 was June 20, when crews filled 171 potholes in 33 locations.
The Globe identified 64 pothole clusters — reported mainly by the same crew that covers Jamaica Plain and Roslindale — where the city says it filled 15 or more potholes in a day.
SOURCE: City of Boston
Gabriel Florit, Andrew Ryan / Globe Staff