Think outside the metal box for climate change and get Massachusetts on board with the e-bike
Converting the needed portion of drivers from gas to electric within less than eight years is unlikely to happen unless more people are willing to think outside the box – the metal boxes called cars – and to another “e-” option with great potential to reduce emissions, congestion and traffic deaths: the e-bike.
Building a safer, climate-ready Mass. Ave.
How should we allocate space on our streets in a way that allows the most people to get around safely and conveniently, while meeting our critical climate goals? That’s the question at the heart of the city’s ongoing conversation about how best to redesign Massachusetts Avenue through the Porter Square area.
Dark stores are coming to deaden our streets, giant businesses that shrink the community
The case for small businesses and bike lanes
Media consolidation accelerates in Somerville
Gannett – the 900-pound gorilla of multinationals in the local news space – announced last week that it was eliminating many of its Massachusetts news properties and merging others including the Somerville Journal with the Medford Transcript. It’s doubtlessly a last, brief flash in the proverbial pan before elimination by a profit-focused corporate parent.
We warned Harvard and other U.S. institutions against allying with oligarchs and Putin’s artists
Wordle this: Roads that allow space for bikes and buses are safer
The state is going to remake Memorial Drive. Public comment will help decide how it’s done.
The next few months will be critical in raising public awareness and engagement with the planning process for Memorial Drive, which presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebalance the use of this treasured parkland, enhance the safety and enjoyment of all park users and increase the riverfront’s resilience to the projected effects of climate change.
Municipal broadband ‘feasibility study’ is tilted against the success of project it’s set up to assess
An assumption that anything built would be cost-neutral or revenue positive within 10 years is undermined by starting with social justice; there are no current plans for public engagement for a market survey; and the City Council’s work has been slowed to nothing by the manager’s obstruction. Cambridge is far from ready for a decision.
Discarding the excuses: Honoring King in faith and work
Despite the brilliance and breadth of Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice booming with a sad, uncanny relevance related to today’s discussion on voter rights and civic responsibility to the collective, his charge has yet to embolden us to move beyond retrospection and ruminations on equity and onto the battleground to reshape the systems of oppression.