If you’ve ever found yourself bewildered on Boylston Street, lost in Lowell, or stranded in Sandwich, the state has a new plan to help you get your bearings on your bike rides. The new Bike Wayfinding Design Guide from the state’s inter-agency MassTrails team establishes a system of consistent, easy-to-read signage for bike routes and […]
Several construction projects scheduled to begin construction in the coming year in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood will widen sidewalks and connect the neighborhood’s emerging network of protected bike lanes. On November 16, city officials from Boston’s Public Works and Transportation Departments shared their final plans for reconstructing Congress Street in Fort Point, between Fort Point […]
Building off successful fare-free programs in the Worcester area, Merrimack Valley, and elsewhere, all 15 of the commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authorities (every non-MBTA bus route in the state, in other words) will suspend fare collection for the holiday season, from this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) until New Year’s Eve. MassDOT is funding the initiative […]
At today’s monthly MBTA board of directors meeting, T officials announced that the Medford branch of the new Green Line Extension project would finally open next month. “I am pleased to announce that the Green Line Extension Medford branch will open at the start of service on December 12. We are really pleased to be […]
ValleyBike, the Commonwealth’s second-largest bikesharing system in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts, will shut down for the winter on November 30th, allegedly because the system’s operator can’t hire enough workers. Carolyn Misch, the City of Northampton’s Director of Planning and Sustainability and the lead municipal liaison for the ValleyBike system, told StreetsblogMASS that […]
Our state government already wastes millions of dollars trying to solve climate change by writing checks to rich people who buy Teslas – so why should any of us waste our valuable time on another half-baked hyperloop grift?
Today is Election Day in Massachusetts, when Massachusetts voters will pick a new Governor, their representatives in the State House (and in Washington), and four statewide referendums. While most of these races are not nail-biters, these elected officials will decide the fate of critical state and federal legislation for the next two years – including […]