Temporary fencing lines the sidewalk on the DCR-controlled approach to the Beades Bridge. Google Street View imagery suggests that the temporary fencing has been there for nearly 8 years. Photo by Tony Dutzik.

It’s Not Just the T: Analysis Finds Unusually Large Backlog in Commonwealth’s Bridge Repair Needs

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Roughly one in nine bridge crossings in Massachusetts occurs on a bridge where engineers have found serious problems with weight-bearing structural elements that need repair or replacement, according to a new analysis by MassBudget. In MassDOT’s comprehensive bridge inventory, out of 7,880 bridges in the Commonwealth, 644 bridges have been classified as “structurally deficient,” a […]
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu posted a selfie of herself and several other members of a bike convoy that rode to downtown Boston from Roslindale Square on August 24. Courtesy of Mayor Michelle Wu.

Mayor Wu, Bike Commuter

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, who ran for Mayor last year on a “Green New Deal” platform, has ridden her bike to work three times this month, and is taking notes about how the city can improve bike infrastructure on the 7-mile route between her home in Roslindale and City Hall. The mayor, who has been […]
Bicyclists ride on a section of the Southwest Corridor between Green Street and Stony Brook stations during the group bike ride with Mayor Michelle Wu last Thursday morning.

Weekend Construction Work On the Southwest Corridor Set to Overlap with Start of Orange Line Shutdown

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, the managing state agency for the Southwest Corridor, will “implement moving closures along the Southwest Corridor Park bike path in the City of Boston to accommodate repair work” during the first weekend of the Orange Line shutdown. @MassDCR has issued the following UPDATED recreational advisory for the Southwest […]
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