Advocates and elected officials, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, state Rep. Mike Connolly, and state Rep. Christine Barber, gathered at an abandoned gas station on May 26, 2021 to memorialize victims of traffic violence and demand immediate safety improvements to nearby roadways, including Mystic Ave. and the McGrath Highway.
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T Reacts to Ongoing Driver Shortage With More Bus Service CutsBy Christian MilNeil |
The MBTA will further reduce bus service in its published schedules this summer to react to its ongoing shortage of bus drivers. Riders on key bus routes will wait a few more minutes between scheduled buses, but MBTA officials say that on a practical basis, riders will get more predictable service from a reduction in […]
Mayor Wu Won’t Wait: City Will Implement Centre Street Safety Improvements This FallBy Christian MilNeil |
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 […]