The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced plans to replace motor vehicle lanes with wide buffered bike lanes along three roadway sections of the Arborway in Jamaica Plain as part of a suite of short-term safety improvements. The DCR’s “Arborway Parkways Improvement Project” is examining possible new designs for the mile-long stretch […]
The City of Somerville has announced that it will create new protected bike lanes on the Wellington Bridge across the Mystic River this fall, connecting Somerville’s fast-growing Assembly Square district with the City of Medford. The project is being funded through the MassDOT’s new Shared Streets and Spaces Program, a statewide pool of funding intended […]
New bus lanes on Blue Hill Avenue would benefit roughly 20,000 bus riders in Dorchester and Mattapan, reduce their collective commuting times by 800 hours every day, and allow the T to make over 100 additional daily bus trips along existing routes using the same number of buses and drivers, according to a rejected application for federal funding.
In a sure sign that taking away lanes from cars to create safer, more efficient streets is a politically winning strategy, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday morning to boast about the ambitious changes being made under his administration’s “Healthy Streets” initiative. The Walsh administration is on track to […]
Last week, the E Branch of the Green Line reopened to riders after a month-long construction project to replace tracks on Huntington Avenue. But, as we noted in our coverage of the reopening, the project did not address one of the biggest challenges that the E branch faces: the fact that cars and trucks are […]