Casey Overpass Meeting Location Change

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

From the email.

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Don’t miss this important meeting!

Monday, November 21

5:30-6:00pm Open House | 6:00-8:30pm
Public Information Meeting

William Hinton Laboratory-Auditorium,

305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 map>>

This will be the next-to-last public meeting and will present to the public at large the two alternatives from which a final solution must be chosen to go forward into the 25% design phase. As such, it is the most critical meeting in the process so far as it provides the forum for the general public to voice opinion on the two alternatives to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Here is a chance to redefine Forest Hills as not just a place that traffic passes through or a terminus for the MBTA but also as a vital community within Jamaica Plain.

We encourage you to show your support for the at-grade solution and attend the meeting if possible. We also ask that you spread the word about the meeting and let others know how important an issue this is for parks of the Emerald Necklace.

If you cannot attend the meeting, we urge you to send a comment letter in support of reconnecting the Emerald Necklace to:

John Romano at MassDOT ([email protected]) and copy [email protected] and your State Representative.


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6 Responses to “Casey Overpass Meeting Location Change”

  1. By Nancy on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Support the at-grade solution?! You mean no rebuilt over pass? Are you serious?

  2. By Matt on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    The at-grade solution includes bike-friendly infrastructure (cycletracks, turn boxes), a new overpass does not…and it costs ~$20 Million LESS.

  3. By matt on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    you had me at $20MM less.

  4. By RebuildCasey on Dec 14, 2011 | Reply

    The additional cost may be well worth it. Not all bicycling advocates agree that an at-grade solution is best for the area. The quality of the pedestrian, auto, bike, and transit experience would be degraded with the addition of 24,000 vehicles per day, the additional lanes required to accommodate these regionally vehicles, the additional signals and travel time required for vehicles to maneuver a contorted and convoluted surface street pattern. For more on this please visit RebuildCasey.com

  5. By Todd Consentino on Dec 15, 2011 | Reply

    While true, not all support the At-Grade solution, the majority of local bike advocacy groups, namely the Boston Cyclists Union, JP Bikes, Rozzie Bikes, and the LivableStreets Alliance, do support the At-Grade solution for the Casey Overpass Project. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, also, supports the at-grade solution as a means of knitting back together the elements of the Emerald Necklace that have long been disrupted by the Casey Overpass.
    The At-Grade solution will include ten million dollars of improvements to Washington Street, which are not necessary and not included in the Bridge option, such as extending the Southwest corridor connection to Roslindale along Washington Street. Improvements to Washington Street, from South to Ukraine, include off-street cycletracks on both sides of the street, a connection to the Arboretum, moving the taxi stand off of Washington and onto MBTA property. Oh yeah, and there’s that whole twenty million dollars cheaper thing.

    Here’s an informative link created by the BCU on this project:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tJD3fkmmPl8

    Here’s a link to LivableStreets Alliance’s views:
    http://www.livablestreets.info/casey-overpass

    A link to The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s stance:
    http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/restoration/

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