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, 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 […]
A city spokesperson tells StreetsblogMASS that there are "plans to have a two-way cycle track on the south side of the Muddy River crossing (Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Fenway), as well as a two-way cycle track connecting north along Park Drive to the Fenway Path through the Landmark Center site."
This morning was the first full weekday of the month-long Orange Line shutdown, coupled with the Green Line shutdown from Government Center to Union Square. On my way to work downtown, I left my house and tried to make peace with the uncertainty of the commute ahead. Originally, my plan to reach downtown Boston involved […]
“We know that this shutdown is going to be disruptive and challenging for the city," said Mayor Wu's Chief of Streets, Jascha Franklin-Hodge. "So over the last two weeks we have engaged in an unprecedented effort to reconfigure our streets, to boost alternative transportation options, and to help residents and businesses in Boston prepare.”
There won’t be any changes in the operating hours of Cambridge’s popular car-free weekends on Memorial Drive, even though the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) gave its fans a scare last week when it unexpectedly announced that it was planning to let car traffic back in on Saturdays. Such incredibly disappointing news. We'll […]
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 […]