Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Traffic Calming

The current eastbound bike lane on Cambridge Street in Allston is pictured in September 2019. The City of Boston and MassDOT are planning to add flexposts to separate the street's bike lanes from vehicular traffic.

Boston Plans Separation, Traffic Calming For White-Knuckle Allston Bike Lanes

The Boston Transportation Department is planning “near-term” changes to Cambridge Street in Allston between Harvard Avenue and the Charles River, where paint-only bike lanes currently guide cyclists through a series of intimidating merges with speeding vehicles headed to and from the Massachusetts Turnpike. In an open house last Tuesday, staff from the Boston Transportation Department […]
A cyclist enters Cambridge on the protected bike lane at the western end of the Longfellow Bridge in May 2019. Under plans to be implemented this fall, similar improvements will be made for the eastbound lanes of Cambridge's Main Street.

Kendall Square Is Getting Rid of Another Car Lane

In the midst of a development boom that will bring thousands of new workers and residents into the neighborhood, the City of Cambridge is continuing its policy of accommodating growth by re-allocating street space from private vehicles to cleaner, more efficient modes of transportation with a planned road diet on Main Street between Broadway and […]
The City of Boston is soliciting outside consultants to help conduct public outreach and design work for safer streets on several corridors radiating south and west from downtown Boston, illustrated in this map of projects included in a July 2019 "request for proposals" document. Courtesy of the City of Boston.

City Hall Seeks Outside Help to Plan Expanded Safe Streets Network

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The City of Boston is currently evaluating proposals from consulting firms to accelerate safety and non-motorized transportation improvements on several corridors, including projects to link the Southwest Corridor into downtown Boston, safety improvements on Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester, and an eastward extension of the recent improvements on Commonwealth Avenue through the Boston University campus. In […]