Thursday’s death of a bicyclist in Inman Square came exactly a month after the most recent request by city officials for a solution to tame its convoluted and dangerous traffic patterns.
Fresh on the heels of opening the first section of the Grand Junction Path in Kendall Square for bicyclists, walkers, joggers and inline skaters, the city is putting money down in North Cambridge for land intended to be another crucial section of path.
Construction on the Mass+Main apartment complex won’t start in Central Square for another year, but it’s coming with even more housing than expected, with more affordable housing to match.
Whether the city adds parking levels to its Green Street Garage in Central Square may depend on how quickly driverless cars change how Cantabrigians get around.
May was Bike Month, the month we celebrate all who crank through the urban landscape reducing traffic, helping save the environment and promoting a healthy lifestyle. But besides some flag waving, what do Bike Months really accomplish?
The city manager had a warning Monday for city councillors: “What I was told is that if this goes down, Lechmere Station won’t happen at all,” referring to the over budget green line extension light rail project.
Cambridge is expected to contribute $25 million to construction of the green line light rail extension and Somerville is projected to put in $50 million to close a funding gap that has threatened to shut down the project entirely.
Peter Sheinfeld, a longtime election commissioner, has died at 67. In addition to his work on the commission, Sheinfeld was active in the local taxi industry and maintained a weekly AM radio show for nearly four decades.
Beginning April 1, the city Department of Public Works starts monthly street sweeping and yard waste collection.
Another step has been added to deciding what happens to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News kiosk, as city councillors voted Monday to discuss the project in a committee before a “working group” begins on the city-owned kiosk and surrounding plaza.