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By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:36 pm

Last month, Alex Cox finished what he'd set out to do several years ago: walk every single street in Boston. Jamaica Plain News then asked him to name and explain his ten favorite streets in JP.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:20 pm
Detour signs along the Muddy River

Turlach MacDonagh was walking along the Riverway when he looked across the Muddy River and spotted these seemingly contradictory detour signs.

Earlier:
World-class signage at Logan.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 1:01 pm
Wanted van

Surveillance photo of wanted van via State Police.

State Police report they are looking for the driver of a white Ford Transit Connect van, whom they say hit a 72-year-old man as he was crossing McGrath Highway while carrying several bags of groceries from the Stop & Shop, then just kept on going, shortly before 8:40 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:58 am
No break in barriers between outdoor patios along Hanover Street

Some North Enders have been grumbling for weeks about the loss of parking spaces along Hanover Street as restaurants ready their pandemic-inspired outdoor patios for their official opening tomorrow. One fuming citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning abut the way some of the barriers just don't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:23 am

WCVB reports a driver slammed into somebody at the intersection of Chelsea and 13th streets in Charlestown, then dragged him a half mile before driving away, around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:04 am
Victim's boot

A victim's boot. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the driver of a small SUV hit two pedestrians at 1270 Commonwealth Ave., inbound just before Harvard Avenue, around 7 p.m. on Monday.

Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, one of them with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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.

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.

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