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 […]
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT GRANT RAISED ISSUES OF EQUITY
Photo by Chris Yarzab The City Council voted to not approve the award (Somerville Wire) – For the first time in 10 years, Somerville’s City Council voted to turn down a grant that the Somerville Police Department has routinely received, which would have expanded its traffic enforcement capabilities. Three councilors voted in favor of the […]
OPINION: ANOTHER SOMERVILLE CRASH SHOWS COST OF STATE’S INACTION ON TRAFFIC SAFETY
“Did MassDOT finish the work that they agreed was necessary to implement this year to avoid more harm?” On Dec. 6, Livable Streets hosted Jamey Tesler, Secretary of Transportation and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to discuss MassDOT’s efforts to make streets safer for people. “Tell us where to put the cone; […]