Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Boston

A double-parked Lyft driver waits outside of the South Station bus terminal on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Uber/Lyft Have Big Impacts to Boston's Traffic

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Uber and Lyft have finally come clean: Their drivers are causing a significant share of the congestion in America’s most transit-dense cities, particularly in Boston. A new study jointly commissioned by the two app-based cab companies found that they have a massive footprint in San Francisco, Washington and Boston, but the companies are affecting traffic to a lesser degree […]
The old Northern Avenue Bridge and the downtown Boston skyline in 2013. Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ingfbruno.

Car Lanes Would Bust the Budget for Boston’s New Northern Avenue Bridge

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Nine years ago, when it was still a vast plain of parking lots, planners imagined Boston’s Seaport neighborhood as the city’s future: a master-planned “innovation district” of tech companies, new housing options and signature public spaces along a revitalized waterfront. Now that it’s largely built, few people call the Seaport an “innovation district” any longer. […]