Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Vision Zero

The cover image for the City of Cambridge's 2018 Vision Zero Action Plan. Courtesy of the City of Cambridge.

Cambridge Releases Its First Vision Zero Progress Report

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The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition and the City of Cambridge have released their first progress report on the city’s plan to eliminate crashes that result in serious injuries or fatalities. The City of Cambridge adopted its Vision Zero ordinance in 2016 and adopted its first Vision Zero Action Plan in February of 2018. The progress […]
The Registry of Motor Vehicles office building on Haymarket Square in downtown Boston.

Suspended Licenses Are a Weak Deterrent for Dangerous Drivers

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Last month,┬áVolodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old from West Springfield, drove his pickup truck into a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road, killing seven of them and injuring three more. The tragedy revealed a stunning bureaucratic failure at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), a subdivision of MassDOT. Zhukovskyy had been arrested for […]
An aerial view of the Back Bay Fens, looking east towards downtown Boston. Brookline Avenue runs diagonally from the upper left to the lower right in this image.

Unforced Error on the Fenway: New Bike Lanes on Busy Roads Lack Physical Protection

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A repaving project of the Fenway and Park Drive near the Landmark Center is drawing criticism from Boston-area cyclists for installing new unprotected bike lanes in dangerous, heavy-traffic locations where parking-protected bike lanes appear to be feasible. The project includes the intersection of Park Drive and Brookline Avenue. In February, a driver at that location […]