From Livable Streets:
Rutherford Ave to become more livable!
You spoke up, wrote letters, and attended meetings, and the City of Boston listened. Thank you.
Photo credit: Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coaliton (RCIC)
This week, the City of Boston announced that it will reclaim Rutherford Avenue as a true city street, one that is pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, and that knits neighborhoods together instead of splitting them apart. The new surface option design will include:
- Safe pedestrian crossings and connections between the neighborhood and MBTA Orange Line stations.
- 50 feet of green, open space to serve as a buffer between traffic and neighborhood homes.
- Parcels for new housing at Sullivan Square.
- The connection of the Mystic River waterfront to the Charles River.
- The elimination of underpasses at Austin Street and at Sullivan Square, and the re-introduction of surface streets with signalized intersections to manage traffic flow.
- The inclusion of enough traffic lanes to continue to provide for smooth traffic flow and protect Charlestown from cut-through traffic.
- The extension of Spice Street to Rutherford Avenue to allow for Cambridge Street traffic to bypass the rotary area.
Thank you City of Boston! Later this year, the City will start a design process to
develop the final design. See full City of Boston press release here >>>
|Gerald Robbins of RCIC presenting at StreetTalk 10 in 1, Dec 2012|
Since 2008 (link to letter), we have been working with dozens of partners, and most recently the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC), for a more livable Rutherford Ave. In 2008, the City of Boston began a project to rethink and redesign Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square in Charlestown. Since 2008, we have been asking you to speak up. Thanks for all your hard work and support. Today we celebrate.
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