On Wednesday evening, about 50 Streetsblog readers got together virtually for a discussion of Angie Schmitt's new book, "Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America."
Historically, municipalities have used their share of fees on Uber and Lyft to finance local transportation improvements, including quick-build safety projects and small transit services. Under new legislation awaiting Governor Baker's signature, that funding could increase significantly.
The Restoring Neighborhoods and Strengthening Communities Program — known among advocates as the “Highways to Boulevards” initiative — would be available for projects located in regions with a high concentration of low income residents or residents of color.
In 2018, there were about 50 million Uber and Lyft rides that originated in Boston and Cambridge alone, which could have contributed around $10 million in new revenue for the T had this policy been in place then.
Three new trail projects in Boston's suburbs are poised to open for traffic in early 2021: the Cochituate Rail Trail in Natick, the Cambridge-Watertown Greenway, and the extension of the Northern Strand Trail in Revere, Saugus, and Lynn.
If you ride a bike in the Boston area, odds are pretty good you’ve run into Peter Cheung: he’s often leading the pack for large group rides like the Ride for Black Lives and the Boston Bike Party, and he’s also the person behind many of the region’s ghost bike memorials to the victims of […]