Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Downtown Boston

Blue Hill Avenue facing south towards Mattapan in August 2016.

Thursday: Boston Hosts Events On Blue Hill Ave., ‘Connect Downtown’ Projects

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City of Boston planners have scheduled two separate public meetings next Thursday, March 5 to present their progress on two major street safety projects: a transit-focused redesign of Blue Hill Avenue in the southern part of the city, and the “Connect Downtown/Southwest Corridor Extension” project, which is aiming to improve bike and pedestrian access into […]
A heat map of harsh braking incidents recorded by the City of Boston's "Safest Driver" app in 2019.  Courtesy of the City of Boston.

‘Safest Driver’ Data Reveal Where Boston’s Most Dangerous Driving Is

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Data collected from a city-sponsored safe driving competition reveal that Boston’s notoriously bad drivers are at their worst behavior on major high-speed state roadways that lie outside of the city’s direct control. In 2019, the City of Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics re-launched its “Boston’s Safest Driver” contest, an app-based competition that challenged travelers […]