An aerial view of the project area showing the 1.4 mile proposed path extending from Merrimack Street in Lawrence to the Lawrence/Methuen City line to the northwest. Courtesy of MassDOT.
European cities have built exceptional infrastructure for the dominant culture, and that is much of what American tourists experience on their visits.
This past Saturday, the City of Boston hosted its second Open Streets event in the neighborhood of Roxbury along a stretch of Blue Hill Avenue from Warren Street to Dudley Street. The event temporarily closed off a section of Blue Hill Avenue to traffic and opened it to families, people on bikes, and anyone else […]
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) just released a request for proposals to conduct a new transportation study of the Longwood and Kenmore Square neighborhoods that aims to accommodate millions of square feet in new development with new transit-priority streets and better-connected networks of trails and protected bike lanes. According to the BPDA, over […]
The City of Boston has several projects in the works as part of an ongoing Climate Ready Boston initiative in response to the changing climate patterns we’ve been experiencing and which are only expected to increase in frequency and severity, but the projects seem to miss a key connection between heat and transportation.
The closure of the North Station Green Line stop means that users of the north side commuter rail network will have no subway connections when they arrive in Boston (before the pandemic, North Station saw over 18,000 daily boardings on commuter rail trains).
This latest round of grants awarded $16.4 million, the largest amount so far, primarily supports efforts grounded in making streets safer for everyone by reducing vehicle speeds and also investing in the equipment municipalities need to maintain their streets and facilitate safe active transportation.