Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Highways

A rendering of a bike and pedestrian overpass to the Charles River under A Better City's proposed at-grade alternative for the Allston I-90 project. Courtesy of A Better City.

Growing Coalition Presses for ‘At-Grade’ Allston Turnpike Alternative

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Boston University is joining a growing chorus of business organizations and advocacy groups in calling for an “at-grade” alternative in response to MassDOT’s latest proposal to rebuild the massive, eight-lane-wide Turnpike viaduct along Allston’s riverfront. MassDOT, which has so far insisted on preserving all 12 lanes of highway traffic through the area in spite of […]
An aerial map of interstate highways proposed in the 1962 Massachusetts "Inner Belt and Expressway System" plan. Courtesy of the Boston Public Library.

Exploring Boston’s Unbuilt Highways

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Imagine a version of greater Boston where ten-lane expressways slice through Cambridgeport and Jamaica Plain, a freeway trench has replaced the Muddy River parkland through the Fenway, and a ten-story-high stack of interchange ramps looms over Nubian Square. As dystopian as that may sound to modern ears, that was the vision for the future that […]