After months of MBTA closings and safety concerns, Cambridge is looking at adding its own bus lines and supplement service with university shuttles. Officials also seek to test an e-bike delivery service for restaurants and businesses.
Public meetings this week look at monkeypox preparedness, a proposal for city-run delivery services making up for MBTA failings with shuttle buses, Brattle Street bike lanes, preserving The Pit and more.
Perhaps a majority of Cambridge residents agree with the City Council that the benefits of separated bus and bike lanes outweigh the costs; perhaps not. Not to acknowledge the costs, or to pretend they are minor when they are not, will erode trust in government.