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 […]
CODIFYING A NEW CURB PHILOSOPHY
City proposes new ways of looking at street usage (Somerville Wire) – After two years of data collection and outreach to the community, the City has concluded its Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study. The research team has issued a final report summarizing findings and recommendations for developing “an effective, equitable curb-management system.” The final […]
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. […]
CURB USAGE TO CHANGE
Last chance to weigh in on proposed new rules; final report expected this summer (Somerville Wire) – Since last summer, the City has been studying possible changes to its rules governing parking and other curb use. The study will be coming to an end soon, as the final report is scheduled to be released sometime […]
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 […]