Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Boston

A new protected bike lane, photographed here on the morning of Wednesday, July 22, was installed using temporary materials on Charles Street in downtown Boston as part of the city's "Healthy Streets" initiative. Photo courtesy of StreetsblogMASS board member Matt Lawlor.

Protected Bike Lanes Pop Up Around Boston Common

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The first protected bike lanes of Boston’s new “Healthy Streets” initiative have popped up on the wide multi-lane streets around Boston Common. Since Tuesday afternoon, Boston Transportation Department crews have deployed hundreds of orange construction barrels to delineate protected bikeways on Tremont, Boylston, Charles, and Beacon Streets around the Boston Common and Public Garden. Pop-up […]
The MBTA closed most of its downtown subway stations Sunday night, escalating tensions as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters struggled to get home.

How T Closures Escalated Post-Protest Tensions

Management at the MBTA is facing intense criticism after shutting down core subway stations on recent evenings, leaving thousands of its riders stranded and trapped among the belligerent police forces they were protesting against. On Sunday evening, thousands of people participated in a peaceful march from Nubian Square to the State House. As night fell […]