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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 […]
Walking from one side of McGrath Highway to the other along Mystic Avenue requires pedestrians to cross multiple highway ramps and and along a "sidewalk" in the middle of the highway.

MassDOT Prioritizing Highway Project Before Safety Fixes At Somerville’s Most Deadly Intersection

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Elected officials and advocates in Somerville are putting intense pressure on state highway officials for fast-tracking a $37 million project to repair the Interstate 93 viaduct ahead of a modest $6 million safety project for nearby surface roadways where reckless drivers regularly kill and maim local residents. At the May 17 virtual meeting of Somerville’s […]