Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Brookline

A City of Boston rendering illustrates the center-running bus lane concept for Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill Street. Under the plan, bus lanes and dedicated stations would run in the middle of the street, away from double-parked cars and turning vehicles. Pedestrian crossings would also be significantly shorter. Courtesy of the City of Boston.

Advocates Praise House Transportation Bill that Includes Policy Reform, More Transit Funding

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A once-divisive baseline infrastructure bill is quickly transforming into the game-changing legislation America needs to shift the country away from car dominance, many advocates say. After a grueling 19-hour markup session in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the $547-billion INVEST in America Act — the Congressional Democrats’ answer to baseline surface transportation spending over […]
On-street dining in Hanover Street in the North End, pictured in the mid-afternoon of May 26, 2021.

Poll: Metro Boston Voters Strongly Support Reconfigured Streets With Fewer Cars, More Public Space

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A new poll of Boston-area voters finds strong support for more diverse uses of the public space on city streets, with a desire for more space for outdoor dining, expanded sidewalks, dedicated bus lanes, and protected bike lanes, and less space dedicated for privately-owned motor vehicles. Over the past year, cities in towns across Massachusetts […]