Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.
The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.
The Globe reports somebody was taken to Massachusetts General in bad shape after being hit by a vehicle at Merchants Row and State Street around 9 a.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide and fatal-crash reconstruction units were called in.
Scott reports somebody plastered car windshields at the Centre Street CVS today with flyers that declare West Roxbury the safest walking and bicycling neighborhood in the city and that the only reason the city is looking at reducing the number of travel lanes on the street is because of sinister "outside special interests." Read more.
As fall begins its arrival and families return to the Parkway for back to school, it is time to refocus our attention on efforts to make our streets safer for our neighbors and our children. In the wake of far too many pedestrian accidents on the main thoroughfare in downtown West Roxbury, the City of Boston has recently proposed an evidence-based plan to redesign traffic patterns on Centre Street. Read more.
UPDATE: WFXT reports the more seriously injured pedestrian, a woman, has died.
The Fort Pointer reports spotting the aftermath of a crash between a van driver and two pedestrians at Summer and Melcher streets, shortly before 9 p.m. At least one had injuries serious enough to warrant having the homicide unit respond. He reports the van was still at the scene of the crash.
State Police report a pedestrian was hit on the Mass. Ave. Connector at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard this morning. The ramp from the Expressway to the connector and the ramp from Frontage Road are both shut for an investigation. Read more.
Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.