Independence From Cars Day: A Car-Free Waterfront and Free Bluebikes Rides

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performing at the Hatch Shell in Boston in 2005. Photo by Garrett A. Wollman, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performing at the Hatch Shell in Boston in 2005. Photo by Garrett A. Wollman, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Boston’s July 4th celebrations along the Charles River present a rare opportunity for Bostonians to enjoy a car-free waterfront.

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Path Upgrades Under Discussion In Boston Common Master Plan

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Planners for the City of Boston are preparing a new master plan for the Boston Common under guiding principles that recognize that the park is an important crossroads for people walking between Back Bay, Beacon Hill and downtown Boston. City planners and consulting landscape architects are midway through a 2-year planning process to create a […]
The MBTA's first new Orange Line train in over 30 years began serving riders on the morning of Wednesday, August 14, 2019. More trains are expected to enter service every few weeks until the entire fleet is replaced in 2022. Photo courtesy of the MBTA.

MBTA Board Updates: More New Orange Line Trains Coming, And More Bus Garage Discussion

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The MBTA’s Fiscal Control Management Board met today for the first time since the December holidays for a relatively short meeting focused on the agency’s backlogged bus garage maintenance needs, which Streetsblog covered in detail last week. Some highlights: Deputy General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville announced that the source of an “uncommon noise” in new Orange […]