WHOSE STREETS? SHARED STREETS!
Capuano-Dwan Debate at SCATV Centers on Somerville Transportation Priorities and Public Input (Somerville Wire) – Two community leaders on different sides of the Broadway bus lane controversy sat down together last week to share their divergent views on transportation, accessibility, and accountability in Somerville. The hour-long debate brought together safe streets activist Chris Dwan and […]
SPEAK YOUR MIND: BROADWAY BUS LANES, NOV. 9, 6 P.M.
Public forum at the Somerville Media Center main studio, opponents and proponents encouraged to participate! In the three years since the City of Somerville installed dedicated bus lanes on Broadway, they have gotten both cheers and jeers from residents, business owners, and commuters passing through the area. Local stakeholders from abutting neighborhoods are invited to […]
CAN HOLLAND STREET BE SAFE FOR ALL?
Proposed street redesign would bring protected bike lanes to Davis Square and beyond (Somerville Wire) – Led by Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, the City is proposing to install protected bicycle lanes on Holland Street between Davis and Teele Squares. The proposal brought forth passionate comments at a virtual meeting of the Traffic Commission last Wednesday, Sept. […]
COMPREHENSIVE BICYCLE NETWORK PLANNED
Streets throughout Somerville to be designated “Neighborways” with reduced vehicle speeds (Somerville Wire) – The City is currently planning a broad new system of bicycle routes throughout Somerville. The preliminary plans, which are being vetted in small pop-ups around the city this spring and summer, would add more separated bike lanes and also improve protection […]
SHOULD SOMERVILLE IMPLEMENT MORE PROTECTED BIKE LANES?
“The thing that keeps people from biking is just being scared of doing it.” Commuting comes in many forms. The greater Boston area is accessible through personal vehicles, buses, trains, rideshare apps and even ferries. However, biking stands out among many residents as a reliable, economic and sustainable way to get around. But in Somerville, […]