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

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

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. […]