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After two years of outreach, dozens of workshops, and thousands of comments from people like you, the City of Boston has released its GoBoston 2030 Vision & Action Plan, an unprecedented roadmap for the region’s mobility future.
We are proud that this ambitious plan is a reflection of our vision for a Boston where streets are safe, equitable, and vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.
Now the future of Boston is in your hands. Will you help us make this plan a reality?
You can review the Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan here. Here are some key proposals LivableStreets is especially excited to see included:
Overall bus service reliability improvements on 30 busiest routes
Rapid bus service along Washington St in Roslindale, Mass Ave, between North Station and the South Boston Waterfront, between Mattapan and the LMA, and more!
Transit signal priority along key bus and Green Line routes
Implementing a network of neighborhood mobility hubs
All three of our Boston Greenway Partners’ projects are part of the Action Plan, including Roxbury to Fenway, Arboretum to Roslindale, and the American Legion Parkway
Improving Columbia Road so that it better serves the surrounding community and completes Olmsted’s vision of the Emerald Necklace
Southwest Corridor extension to Back Bay and MGH via Charles St
Expansion of Neighborhood Slow Streets program
Complete streets overhauls for Dorchester Ave in South Boston, Washington St/Columbus Ave in JP & Roxbury
Implementing better bike corridors by rebuilding streets with protected, low-stress bicycling facilities
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100 psi, the very well written blog, tried a little experiment. What would happen if you stopped at every red light for a week. I enjoyed the read, here is a little taste.
For the past five days, I conducted a non-scientific experiment of ALWAWYS stopping at EVERY red light and waiting for the green light on my daily commute.
And I non-scientifically concluded: it didn’t suck.
On the whole, waiting for reds made for a less stressful commute. I didn’t have to constantly scan the intersection while making a breakaway, nor maneuver through waiting cars to get to the front of the traffic line to get that two-second window of all reds at Cleveland Circle and get a jump to make a left turn, for example. Also, I took the lane more often while waiting, as opposed to snaking over to the right or splitting lanes where motorist can see me less than they already do. And I didn’t make an illegal turn at Beacon and Harvard, which I normally do. How about that?
And waiting at reds allowed me to catch my breath or take a drink of water, and for some good old fashion girl watching.
Tags: 100 psi, red lights, science, stopping
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