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From Livable Streets:
Attend tomorrow night’s community-led meeting to tell state and local officials that we need a design that prioritizes:
- Reconnecting Allston with better biking and walking infrastructure
- Transit-centered mobility through West Station and a north-south bus priority corridor
- Enhanced, accessible parkland along the Charles River
The stakes couldn’t be higher. This project has the opportunity to dramatically reshape 100+ acres of land in a critical location, create much needed green space, and make way for long-desired transit.
Allston I-90 Community-led Meeting
Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 – 8 pm
@ Jackson-Mann Community Center
We hope to see you there!
Tags: Allston, public meeting, speak up
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The big Comm. Ave. public meeting is tomorrow, make sure you show up to give your input!
From Livable Streets.
Don’t miss your opportunity to weigh-in on the city’s updated design for Comm Ave!
|An example of a more complete street design with protected bike lanes.|
Tags: Comm. Ave, public meeting
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From the Boston Cyclist Union
Since 2011, the Bike Union has helped lead local residents and other orgs to reconnect the Emerald Necklace for bicycles. Over the past 4 years, the coalition has successfully promoted an at-grade solution for the reconstruction for the Casey Overpass, and a buffered bike lane on Morton Street that now reaches halfway to Mattapan. One of the last remaining problems to solve is the connection between the Casey Arborway project and Jamaica Pond. Next week we have an opportunity to bridge one of the last gaps!The Arborway cycletrack discussions were sparked last year shortly after the #WinterBiker campaign created by the many neighborhood groups in the Bike Union’s Organizing Group took place. The momentum started by that campaign birthed the new Urban Paths & Parkways Committee at the Department for Conservation and Recreation, and then, due to an internal communication breakdown, the DCR’s maintenance crew painted inadequate bike infrastructure on the Arborway. This sparked a Bike Union letter campaign that asked the agency to remove the dangerous new bike facility to make space for a more thorough discussion of how this portion of the Arborway (from Eliot Street to South Street) could be made comfortable for cyclists. Now, the DCR is moving forward with that discussion!
There will be two public meetings for this project within one week. At the first (Feb. 2) the DCR will seek community input on what kind of bike facilities would work along the Arborway. This includes Kelly and Murray traffic circles. At the second (Feb. 5), the DCR will present alternatives and gather more input.
It is extremely important that the DCR hears from people like you who would prefer cycletracks on Mon., Feb. 2, and also that you or your friends or family also show up on Thurs., Feb. 5 to support the cycletrack alternative moving forward.
Show up, speak up for Bikeways for Everybody!
Arborway Bicycle Facilities Public Meeting
Mon., Feb. 2 6:30 to 8:30pm
Thurs., Feb. 5, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Arnold Arboretum Visitor Center/Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway, Boston
Tags: arborway, bcu, cycle tracks, public meeting, support
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From the email:
MassDOT is hosting a series of public meetings in Boston, Worcester, Amherst, Pittsfield, Dartmouth and Lynn, beginning on Wednesday, January 29, to get feedback on weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (WMM) and the MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Together, WMM and the CIP are responding to Transportation Reform and our customers’ need to create a safer and more effective transportation system. MassDOT welcomes your ideas and comments on the reports.
The meeting locations and dates are as follows:
Boston – Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Transportation Building, 2nd floor
10 Park Plaza
The Transportation Building can be reached by public transportation via the MBTA Green Line (Arlington and Boylston), MBTA Orange Line (Chinatown and Tufts Medical Center), Silver Line 4 and 5, and Bus Routes 9, 11, 43, and 55.
Worcester – Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Union Station, CMRPC Meeting Room (2nd floor)
2 Washington Square
Union Station can be reached by public transportation via MBTA Commuter Rail and WRTA Bus Routes 15, 16, 33, and 42.
Amherst – Monday, February 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Bangs Community Center, Activity Room
70 Boltwood Walk
The Bangs Community Center is served by public transportation via PVTA Bus Routes Gold 30, Pink 31, G32, Blue 43, G45, and G46.
Pittsfield – Monday, February 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
1 Wendell Avenue
Dartmouth – Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
UMass Dartmouth, Law Building, Moot Court Room
333 Faunce Corner Road
Lynn – Monday, February 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lynn City Hall, Council Chambers
3 City Hall Square
Lynn City Hall can be reached by MBTA Bus Routes 426, 429, 431, 435, 436, 441, 442, 455, 456, 459, and MBTA Commuter Rail (Newburyport/Rockport Line).
weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (WMM) is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The report summarizes MassDOT’s new approach to multimodal capital planning and the use of scenario planning. The Planning for Performance tool can be used to calculate the performance outcomes resulting from different funding levels available to MassDOT. The WMM tool also begins to incorporate MassDOT’s important policy initiatives, such as mode shift and sustainability, into the capital planning process. In the future, MassDOT will use the tool to update and refine investment priorities. The performance tool also allows our customers and stakeholders to understand the impacts of investment or disinvestment in our transportation system
MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP): The $12.4 billion CIP program makes long-term investments that will create growth and opportunity for residents across the Commonwealth and represents the first unified, multi-modal capital investment plan covering all MassDOT highway and municipal projects, regional airports, rail, and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities. The plan makes investments across the entire state, is flexible and spends wisely while creating thousands of jobs over the next several years.
MassDOT welcomes your comments on the two documents. You can send comments to Scott Hamwey at MassDOT, Office of Transportation Planning, 10 Park Plaza, Room 4150, Boston, MA, 02116; or[email protected].
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If you have ever ridden over this beast you know it could be better, see below for details on how you can make your voice heard!
from the email, thanks Paola for the tip!
You may have heard that a group of community advocates in Allston have been mobilizing to help improve the Cambridge Street Overpass, which is scheduled for MassDOT work. A public hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm at the Jackson Mann Community Center. Please share this with your subscribers and help us get signatures and encourage submission of separate comments demanding better pedestrian and cycling facilities in our neighborhood. You can find our letter and more information about the project and how to get involved here: www.tinyurl.com/
Tags: Allston, cambridge street overpass, public meeting
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