Livable Streets E-Lert: It’s Time To Do Something On May 31

Written by Boston Biker on May 24

from Livable Streets


Would you rather live, work, and play next to this?


Do you live in or near Somerville and have to walk, bike, take transit, or drive through the McGrath Corridor to get to work, class, or do errands?   


For more than a year, we have been re-envisoning what the corridor could look like. Today we have the opportunity to change one important part, the McCarthy Overpass. Now is the time to take action!

On Thursday, May 31st, there will be a public meeting about the McCarthy Overpass. We need you to attend and speak up!

Or this?


Thursday, May 31st, 6-8 pm @ Argenziano School Cafetorium, 290 Washington St, Somerville. Come early between 4:30-6:00 pm for the LivableStreets McCarthy Overpass meet up to learn more about the Remove McGrath Campaign from LivableStreets Ambassadors and neighborhood groups.


MassDOT could repair the McCarthy Overpass section of the McGrath Highway as a temporary fix, keeping a dangerous highway that acts as barrier in place for at least another 10 years. Or MassDOT could spend the $11 million to remove the highway

Or this?

and reconnect Somerville neighborhoods and business districts. Watch this video to find out what people are saying about the McCarthy Overpass.


LivableStreets supports the removal of the McCarthy Overpass along the McGrath Highway. Instead of a highway bisecting Somerville, LivableStreets advocates for neighborhood streets which provide safe, convenient access for all road users.  

Whether you are a commuter or a community member, speak up in support of the removal of the McCarthy Overpass.


What can you do?

Read our Citizen Information Handout to learn more


Attend the May 31 public meeting and speak up.

4:30-6:00 pm LivableStreets meet up

6:00-8:00 pm Public Meeting


Learn more. Read our Citizen Information Handout with talking points for the meeting.


Share. Forward this e-lert to 5 or more friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors to spread the word. Invite friends to the public meeting on Facebook here >>> 


Support the campaign. Livablestreets has launched the Remove McGrath Campaign to re-envision the McGrath Highway Corridor to make our communities more connected and livable. Become a member or make donation today to support the campaign. We are your advocate for better biking, walking, and public transit.
Volunteer. Become a Street Ambassador and get involved. Email[email protected].


See you May 31.




Jackie Douglas                Kara Oberg                     Steven Nutter

Executive Director           Program Coordinator        Advocacy Committee member

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One Response to “Livable Streets E-Lert: It’s Time To Do Something On May 31”

  1. By Omri on May 24, 2012 | Reply

    Much as I hope they remove it, I hope to get a few more chances to ride on that overpass for bragging rights. Yeeeeeeha!

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