Slide from a March 2022 Open House presentation by the Boston Urban Forest Plan team showing canopy coverage, area covered by branches and leaves, as seen from above, across the City of Boston in 2019. Tree planting is being prioritized for areas with less than 10% of canopy coverage. Courtesy of the City of Boston.
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The T’s ‘Fare Transformation’ Project Is Transforming Into A BoondoggleBy Christian MilNeil |
“There are a thousand things that need to fixed and the fare collection system is not one of them.”
Bike/Walk Laws ‘Arrest’ the Mobility of Black Americans: StudyBy Kea Wilson |
Black pedestrians, bicyclists and micromobility users are subjected to a far wider array of dangerous laws than many sustainable transportation advocates may realize, a new report finds — and repealing them alone is not enough to guarantee them the freedom of mobility they need and deserve.
Former Long Island Transit Boss Phillip Eng Is Coming to Lead the TBy Christian MilNeil |
"I think he's terrific," says Lisa Daglian, the head of a riders' advocacy organization in New York City. "Nothing happens overnight, but he's got the experience, and the fact that he works closely with people and wants to do things in a way that is collaborative is going to bode well for the MBTA."
Congress Resurrects E-Bike Tax Credit ProposalBy Kea Wilson |
A popular proposal for a federal e-bike credit is back in front of Congress — and this time, supporters have hard proof of concept that it will be the emissions-slashing, congestion-cutting, mode-shifting tool that Americans deserve.
Under Harvard’s Influence, MassDOT Approves $86 Million Contract to Rehab Allston Highway ViaductBy Christian MilNeil |
"It’s concerning that Harvard, an institution that has historically been opaque in their plans to develop in Allston, has control over the major infrastructure that impacts thousand of residents here, without having a clear and transparent process to share what those conversations are," said Galen Mook, a member of the Allston Multimodal Project's public task force.
They’ve Been Warned: Attorney General Says Suburbs ‘Must Comply’ With Transit-Oriented Housing LawBy Christian MilNeil |
“The Law requires that MBTA Communities ‘shall have’ a compliant zoning district and does not provide any mechanism by which a town or city may opt out of this requirement,” according to the Attorney General.