Kenny Uong, who traveled to the event by train early Saturday morning from Providence, Rhode Island, poses with his scooter in front of the large Roxbury sign at the intersection of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue welcoming folks to the Open Streets event. “I really love Open Streets — it’s a really great way to explore the neighborhoods in a car-free way,” said Uong.
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To address a pattern of reckless driving and violence on West Roxbury's Centre Street, city officials will move forward this year with a plan to reduce the width of Centre Street from four vehicle travel lanes to three, with one travel lane in each direction, plus dedicated turn lanes at intersections and a pair of protected bike lanes.
Safety Advocates Set Their Sights On Medford’s Mystic MessBy Christian MilNeil |
On Wednesday evening, street safety advocates from WalkMedford will host their State House delegation for a “Walk and Talk” event along the Mystic Valley Parkway to discuss ways to reclaim their riverfront parkland from the fields of asphalt that have paved over acres of the city’s riverfront. Organizers envision the walk as a companion event […]
New Somerville Bike Plan Envisions Bike Routes On 1/4 of the City’s StreetsBy Christian MilNeil |
The plan would put a protected bike lane or a traffic-calmed neighborhood bike route within a few blocks of every address in the city.
Wu Administration Revives Centre Street Safety Project For West RoxburyBy Christian MilNeil |
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is reviving a pre-pandemic plan to reconfigure Centre Street in West Roxbury in an effort to curb dangerous driving along a busy neighborhood commercial corridor with high volumes of foot traffic. The project’s revival was announced earlier this week as part of the Wu administration’s “safety surge” announcement. In the […]
Provincetown Plans to Carve Up Its Freeway For a New Car-Free PathBy Christian MilNeil |
The small city of Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod, is already a renowned vacation destination in part because of its tight-knit, walkable downtown, where cars must creep at a slow walking pace behind throngs of pedestrians every summer, and its network of paved paths in the nearby Cape Cod National Seashore. But […]
Guest Column: To Halt Wasteful Highways, America Needs a ‘Road Review’By Tony Dutzik |
In February, the government of Wales announced that it was scrapping all major road-building projects. The move came after a year-long “roads review” in which a government-appointed panel systematically reviewed the nation’s road-building program in light of its climate and environmental goals.