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By adamg - 10/29/20 - 10:24 am

State Street Project Virtual Public Presentation #2 - Design Concepts

City officials are hoping to make the current temporary bike lane on Street Street between Congress Street and Surface Road permanent by the end of next year - and to widen sidewalks and take steps to make intersections safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 4:38 pm

DCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov. 29.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 11:28 am
The new look of Cummins Highway

The new, but still temporary, look of Cummins Highway, coming soon.

A city pilot aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue to American Legion Highway by the end of the month - as the city looks at more permanent changes along the thoroughfare - a Public Works project manager says. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 9:37 am
Hyde Park Avenue at Eldridge Road

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the crosswalk on Hyde Park Avenue at Eldridge Road in Jamaica Plain:

Every time a person crosses the street you get trapped in the middle of Hyde Park Ave terrified you're going to get run over. Vehicles do NOT stop for pedestrians. Please do something to force vehicles to stop for pedestrians before someone gets hurt.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 3:05 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/28/20

Mayor Walsh today announced a new program called Healthy Streets to get more people biking and riding the bus - with plans to figure out how to let restaurants add new outdoor seating.

Walsh said the city is laying new bike lanes to connect downtown with the city's existing bike lanes in the South End and the Back Bay, by using traffic barrels and signs on: Read more.

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By adamg - 4/24/20 - 10:41 am

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) want the Boston Transportation Department to begin looking at carving out some asphalt for pedestrians, bicyclists and people in wheelchairs so that they can better socially distance themselves as they go out for some air or a trip to the local market. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 6:23 pm
Closed Parkman Drive

Peter Cheung shows us Parkman Drive closed to traffic so that the non-motorized set can have more room to socially distance. DCR shut the road for the weekend and may keep it car-free for the duration of the emergency; they'll make an announcement on Monday.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 12:20 pm

DCR announced it's shutting parts of Day Boulevard in South Boston, Francis Parkman Drive in Jamaica Plain and Greenough Boulevard at dusk today to make the asphalt available to pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders who want some fresh air while keeping six feet away from everybody else. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 10:40 pm

The Brookline Transportation Division reports both the Select Board and the Transportation Board have approved an "open streets" plan to reallocate some of the asphalt along Harvard Street, Longwood and Brookline avenues and part of Beacon Street for use by people not in cars so that they can get around while maintaining social distance, at least during the current Covid-19 emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 1:38 pm

Arlington Police report a man was seriously injured on Massachusetts Avenue near Varnum Street when an 80-year-old driver from Cambridge hit him and then kept going towards Cambridge, around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By Anonymous - 2/10/20 - 2:47 pm
How did safety become partisan?

I saw this posted on social media and it had a distinctly UniversalHub feel to it. It has everything -- a fine collection of local reporting by UniversalHub, a traffic accident in which a pedestrian was killed crossing Centre Street in West Roxbury, an effort to design Centre Street so that it is systematically safer for pedestrians and cyclists, a reactionary response from some members of the community including conspiracy theories, and an embrace of the plan by other members.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:53 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he plowed into a woman walking across Day Boulevard near K Street in South Boston on Dec. 2, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:22 am

StreetsBlogMass reports on a new design for a bridge to replace the hulking old unusable bridge.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 8:47 am
Car wanted for South Boston hit and run

Surveillance photos via State Police

State Police report they are looking for a driver who sent a 60-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries Monday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

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.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:56 am
Crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Adam Balsam.

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.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:48 am

WBZ reports a driver who hit a pedestrian on Washington Street around 2 a.m. just kept on driving.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 4:28 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:41 am

WBZ stumbles across all the complaints filed with the city over injuries caused by tripping over bad sidewalks.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sign too short in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this sign on Faneuil Street in Brighton:

Not damaged ...JUST DANGEROUS! Bike lane sign is Dangerously SHORT!! Someone is going to lose an eye or their head!! West bound side of Faneuil!!

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