With the green line extension project funded for more than $1 billion as of Nov. 20 and back on track to bring light rail through Somerville and into Medford within four years, there’s also movement on extending rail another mile to reach Route 16.
Members of the Alewife Working Group and some city councillors are on one side of a key issue about the future of the neighborhood, and city planners are on the other – ironic, since the issue is bridges.
A neighborhood group gathered and voted seemingly to form a committee urging city officials to reevaluate and fix recently installed bike lanes it felt weren’t addressing traffic-safety goals, similar to the conclusion of an earlier meeting held by a different group.
A low bid for completing the stalled MBTA green line extension project means not just that the project can go forward, but that its seven light-rail stations won’t be as bare-bones as feared.
Fired up by protected bike lanes they feel are hurting local retailers, a group of residents and business leaders are vowing to take over citywide transportation planning by forming a grassroots group.
Our lack of 24-hour or even late-night culture continues to baffle: We have four major institutions of higher learning full of students who need to study and be social, not to mention packed with entrepreneurs and innovators. Is everyone in bed by midnight?
We desperately need candidates for City Council who understand the obvious: There’s a massive problem with the way people ride their bikes in this city. But it doesn’t look like we’re going to get them this election.
Even candidates for City Council who don’t get elected – or reelected – have ideas that should survive the campaign at least long enough for thorough consideration, though of course the proposers want the chance to pursue them personally from City Hall.
Except for the Head of the Charles weekend Oct. 21- 22 and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the red line T will be replaced by buses every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17.
After a few blistering comments from citizens about new bike lanes, city officials apologized Monday for rollouts that seemed to happen too quickly and without enough public outreach.