In a committee meeting earlier this week, a majority of City Councilors endorsed a policy order calling on the city to eliminate minimum parking requirements from its zoning rules. The policy order was initiated by freshman City Councilor Burhan Azeem, who was inaugurated to the Council in January after focusing extensively on housing and transit […]
A repaving project that affected several narrow residential streets in downtown Natick is causing some headaches for residents, because motor vehicle owners are mistaking the project’s new asphalt sidewalks as new on-street parking areas. “People are parking right in the sidewalk literally at the foot of my front steps, and we can’t get out (of […]
"There’s a lot of traffic engineering that’s very data-driven, but it’s often data-driven in ways that are focused on vehicular movements and speeds and capacity... And sometimes that comes at the expense of asking, ‘What’s it like for a person who’s walking to the bus, and waiting on the corner for that bus?’ We don’t have metrics for that."