A small patch of fresh asphalt on a bike path running through the dappled shade of trees in the Southwest Corridor park

In the days leading up to the Orange Line closure, the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rushed to repair broken sections of pavement on the Southwest Corridor paths with fresh asphalt; however, trail users found that the new patches were still unusually bumpy. DCR will return this fall to make more permanent repairs by milling and repaving the most damaged sections. Photo by Grecia White.


A bicyclist wearing a green scarf and a gray coat bikes down a bike lane next to cars.

How To Bike Through a Boston Winter

Boston’s biking boom: This summer witnessed a surge of interest in bicycling for transportation, as people got together to organize bike convoys during the Orange Line shutdown and the Bluebikes system set numerous new ridership records. Even Boston Mayor Michelle Wu started biking to work from her home in Roslindale to City Hall and the City […]