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Safety Advocates Set Their Sights On Medford’s Mystic MessBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
On Wednesday evening, street safety advocates from WalkMedford will host their State House delegation for a “Walk and Talk” event along the Mystic Valley Parkway to discuss ways to reclaim their riverfront parkland from the fields of asphalt that have paved over acres of the city’s riverfront. Organizers envision the walk as a companion event […]
New Somerville Bike Plan Envisions Bike Routes On 1/4 of the City’s StreetsBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The plan would put a protected bike lane or a traffic-calmed neighborhood bike route within a few blocks of every address in the city.
Wu Administration Revives Centre Street Safety Project For West RoxburyBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is reviving a pre-pandemic plan to reconfigure Centre Street in West Roxbury in an effort to curb dangerous driving along a busy neighborhood commercial corridor with high volumes of foot traffic. The project’s revival was announced earlier this week as part of the Wu administration’s “safety surge” announcement. In the […]
Provincetown Plans to Carve Up Its Freeway For a New Car-Free PathBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The small city of Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod, is already a renowned vacation destination in part because of its tight-knit, walkable downtown, where cars must creep at a slow walking pace behind throngs of pedestrians every summer, and its network of paved paths in the nearby Cape Cod National Seashore. But […]
We’re Four Years Old, Let’s PartyBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
As with any good party for a 4 year-old, there will be delicious cake, and if you show up early enough, you might get to take home a limited-edition StreetsblogMASS zine that we're printing for the occasion. RSVP via Eventbrite to let us know you're coming.
Wu Admin Announces ‘Safety Surge’ of Traffic Calming for Neighborhood StreetsBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The city says it aims to install up to 500 new speed humps and redesign at least two dozen intersections every year.
PHOTOS: Boston’s 2023 Bike To Work DayBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m., convoys of riders coming in from Mattapan, Dorchester, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Chelsea, and other cities across the region arrived in City Hall Plaza in waves, while City of Boston Transportation Department staff welcomed them with cowbells and cheers.
Eyes On the Street: Some Curb Appeal In Dorchester and the South EndBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
A protected bike lane project that allegedly started construction a year ago is finally showing some visible signs of progress. Boston’s Massachusetts Avenue Better Bike Project will create a two-way protected bikeway along the western curb of Massachusetts Avenue from Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury to Columbia Road in Dorchester. Planning for the project began […]
Truck Driver Kills 5-Year-Old Girl In a Downtown Andover CrosswalkBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
In spite of eyewitness reports that her killer drove into the crosswalk while Olson and her family were legally protected by a walk signal, a spokesperson for the District Attorney's office said that they have decided not to restrain the perpetrator from operating a motor vehicle.
On Morrissey Boulevard, A Flood of Plans, But Little ActionBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The lack of consensus around the future of Morrissey Boulevard and the adjacent Kosciuszko Circle (the dangerous rotary where Morrissey, Day Boulevard, Old Colony Avenue, and Mt. Vernon Street all intersect) represents a considerable risk factor for the city's plans to create a new transit-oriented neighborhood on the Red Line.
MBTA News Briefs: Finally Some Better News on Bus Driver HiringBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The MBTA’s three board committees met on Thursday morning with three newly-appointed members to discuss its new 5-year capital plan, hiring updates, and meet the MassDOT’s newly-hired Chief Safety Officer. Incentives for new bus drivers get traction For the past several months, the board’s Workforce Committee has been getting regular updates on hiring efforts, with […]
State House Transportation Committee Discusses Bills Regarding East-West Rail, T OversightBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation hosted a hybrid in-person and virtual public hearing on Monday afternoon to discuss several bills related to transit expansion projects, East-West rail, and MBTA oversight. You can find hearing details – including information about how to attend in person or submit testimony virtually – at the Massachusetts Legislature’s website. […]