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West Boylston St. sidewalk in Worcester

A Walk Audit of Worcester

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If Worcester has ambitions to become a more walkable, transit-oriented city, streets like West Boylston Street in the city’s Indian Lake neighborhood – a bit over a mile north of downtown – present a major obstacle. West Boylston Street was historically the main road leading north of the city towards its eponymous suburb. Then, in […]
The newly rebuilt Kelley Square from above, pictured in early 2021. Photo courtesy of MassDOT.

Eyes On the Street: I Survived Worcester’s New Kelley Square

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When the StreetsblogMASS website launched in the spring of 2019, one of the original three stories on the home page was about Worcester’s Kelley Square, and a MassDOT plan to completely rebuild the seven-way intersection with a peanut-shaped roundabout. Two years later, that project (pictured above) is mostly complete. This past winter, I took my […]
Worcester City Hall and the newly rebuilt Main Street, pictured in December 2020.

It’s Worcester Week on StreetsblogMASS

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We’re focusing our coverage this week on Worcester, New England’s second-biggest city. After decades of destructive urban renewal schemes, Worcester can be a challenging place to get around for people who don’t own a car. Compared to the rest of Massachusetts, Worcester has higher-than-average rates of injury-causing crashes, and lower rates of transit ridership. Which […]