For City Council, there is one new candidate and another we need to keep in office to help turn the tide in favor of strong bike facilities in Cambridge. If we don’t support them in a big way, we don’t get safe bikeways in the future – it’s as simple as that.
The man who picked up an Uber fare and raped pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Merita Hopkins to 10 to a dozen years in state prison, followed by five years probation.
There’s a car service Cambridge riders can summon with an app that has no surge pricing and even offers a 25 percent discount off the cost of every ride. It’s called the taxi, and the app is called Origa.
Three Cantabrigians respond to Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, who believes “Boston’s roads aren’t meant for bicycles.”
The death of bicyclists or pedestrians are no “accidents” when they are struck at intersections known to be lethal. It is only a matter of time before another preventable tragedy happens at one of several dangerous intersections in Cambridge, unless we take steps now.
It’s very difficult to understand the City Council’s leadership on regulating taxis and on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft.
City Council action on the war between taxis and their car-service competition goes on, with a meeting about city regulations penciled in for mid-September as one member may want to undo votes from mid-August.
Plans for the Lechmere station are as up in the air as the rest of the green line extension, despite its unique status in the project – it’s an existing station that will be moved, rather than one that is to be built and added to the MBTA system.
Three City Council candidates ruffled feathers at the body’s sole meeting of the summer, two accusing the city of enforcing laws selectively and another pointing out a lesser double standard: who gets to eat and drink in historic City Hall chambers.
The East Cambridge Planning Team has thoughts for consideration when new zoning is under discussion, including some on traffic, homeownership and family-friendly buildings, as well as on utilities, stormwater and sewage.