A crowd of over 100 street safety advocates spent a pleasant morning in one of Boston’s Olmsted parks (albeit one that’s largely been paved over to give drivers more places to get stuck in traffic) as they created a “people-protected bike lane” on Fenway and Brookline Avenue during the morning rush hour.
As reported previously, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently repaved and restriped Fenway and Park Drive in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue near the Landmark Center to add short sections of new bike lanes that extend roughly one thousand feet south of Brookline Avenue on Park Drive and Fenway.
Some delays in complex construction projects may be inevitable. But in a state with serious traffic and transportation challenges, and with millions in taxpayer funds at stake, it’s reasonable for Massachusetts citizens to expect better outcomes.
An executive from Newport Construction, the contractor for the Commonwealth Avenue reconstruction project in Boston and the Beacon Street reconstruction project in Somerville, shares his perspective on building streets.
The state Department of Conservation (DCR) is kicking off a comprehensive redesign project to improve safety and create a new, separated bike and pedestrian route along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain. At a public meeting at the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Thursday evening, DCR officials explained that they are about to hire a team […]
In order to make room for construction workers, project planners have proposed relocating the Soldiers Field Road and Paul Dudley White bike path to a "temporary" mid-river highway that would remain in place for ten years while the rest of the project is built.
Universal Hub reports that interim Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Gregory Rooney is delaying its decision on his staff’s Vision Zero proposal to fix the deadly four-lane layout of Centre Street in West Roxbury where a person driving a car killed Marilyn Wentworth earlier this year. The self-described West Roxbury Safety Association, a neighborhood group that […]