Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Boston

Various plantings, green shrubs, and trees on the side of Boston City Hall plaza

A Sneak Peak of Our Newly Accessible City Hall Plaza

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Last Wednesday, the City of Boston’s Boston Disabilities Commission celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a street festival on City Hall Plaza, which is nearing the finish line on a renovation project that will deliver major accessibility upgrades.  Music filled the air as folks meandered through the resource fair and […]
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 […]
A large crowd of bike riders gathers on Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square beneath the Citgo sign.

Boston Seeks Plans for Bus Priority, Protected Bike Routes Through Longwood and Kenmore Square

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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 […]
A chain of people, mostly with bikes, line up along the right lane of Charles Street in Beacon Hill to form a temporary "people-protected" bike lane.

Bike Union Protest Creates ‘People-Protected’ Bike Lane Across Beacon Hill

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This morning, the Boston Cyclists Union created a “people-protected bike lane” to call attention to the need for safer bike infrastructure through Beacon Hill to complete the promised Downtown Bike Network – a pre-pandemic City of Boston initiative that’s yet to fully materialize. At least a hundred participants gathered in solidarity to form a human-protected […]