Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Springfield

Easy commute, no place to live: the MTBA commuter rail station at West Hingham on the Greenbush Line.

Who’s Allowed to Live Near Transit?

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Wellesley is the kind of place lots of people would love to call home – it’s got great schools, beautiful parks, and three commuter rail stations that give the town’s residents an easy 45-minute ride into downtown Boston. Unfortunately, Wellesley’s town government has enacted policies that make it almost impossible for ordinary people to move […]
Drivers crashed into two South Boston buildings in crashes on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, 2020. Photos courtesy of the Boston Fire Dept.

Motorists Are Demolishing South Boston

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It’s been many years since highway bureaucrats have been allowed to bulldoze neighborhoods to pave the way for high-speed car traffic – so some car owners are taking matters into their own hands. The Boston Fire Department has had to respond to two crashes in recent days after car drivers crashed into and caused major […]
A rendering of a bike and pedestrian overpass to the Charles River under A Better City's proposed at-grade alternative for the Allston I-90 project. Courtesy of A Better City.

Growing Coalition Presses for ‘At-Grade’ Allston Turnpike Alternative

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Boston University is joining a growing chorus of business organizations and advocacy groups in calling for an “at-grade” alternative in response to MassDOT’s latest proposal to rebuild the massive, eight-lane-wide Turnpike viaduct along Allston’s riverfront. MassDOT, which has so far insisted on preserving all 12 lanes of highway traffic through the area in spite of […]