Boston's decision to permanently set up a dedicated weekday morning bus and bike lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was based not just on surveys of people taking the newly speeded up buses during two pilot runs but on data collected in a 2016 study about just whose cars would be displaced by the elimination of parking in the morning. Read more.
That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.
With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.
The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.
The Vita is a new 82-unit luxury condo building going in on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain that, based on its Web site, is aimed at the sort of hard-charging set who might feel a tad awkward at the Drinking Fountain across the street, except the Drinking Fountain closed last summer, so it's cool. Read more.
A Reading lawyer who owns three attached townhouses on Washington Street in Roxbury where recovering addicts could allegedly seek some respite on their way to recovery was indicted last week on charges he supplied drugs to both residents and some of his legal clients in exchange for sexual activity in both Roxbury and at his suburban home. Read more.
Every weekday between 5 and 9 a.m. for the next month, Washington Street will have a lane set aside for just buses and bicycles between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills, to let transportation planners gauge whether the idea could work permanently. Read more.
Even with a guaranteed - and free - parking space in the City Hall garage, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu usually takes the T to work from her home in Roslindale. This week, she decided to experiment and up her game - and try to get around Boston only on the T and Hubway. She chronicled her experience: Read more.
The Community Development Corp. of Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to make an office building at the corner of Washington and Thorndike streets taller and wider, and convert it to mainly residential space, with retail space on the ground floor. Read more.
Little Sheep Hot Pot, which serves up Mongolian food across the US, hopes to open its first Boston outlet on Washington Street in Chinatown, in the location of a former discount store that was shut in 2015 after its owner and some employees were charged with stocking its shelves with items shoplifted at other Chinatown discount shops. Read more.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace two houses on Washington Street at Stimson Street with a nine-unit condo building with - get this - more parking than required by neighborhood zoning. Read more.
The 7-Eleven on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. was held up around 8:50 p.m. by two men, one of whom had a gun and who may have used it to shoot out a store window.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing yesterday took away the entertainment license for Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St. after another hearing over complaints about noise and unruly patrons. Read more.
The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and the BPDA are readying bid requests for several vacant lots and one parking lot in Dudley Square in the hopes of seeing more housing and commercial space built in the neighborhood. Read more.
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