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South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

WalkBoston led a South Boston, Dorchester Street walk audit with City Councilor Ed Flynn and representatives of the Andrew Square Civic Association, West Broadway Neighborhood Association and Livable Streets. The memo includes short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to include walking safety along and across the street.

View the Walk Audit Report

MassLive – “‘It’s going to be a legacy project;’ South Boston community wrestles with vision for historic Northern Avenue Bridge”

MassLive – “‘It’s going to be a legacy project;’ South Boston community wrestles with vision for historic Northern Avenue Bridge”

MassLive: “‘It’s going to be a legacy project;’ South Boston community wrestles with vision for historic Northern Avenue Bridge

But among various neighborhood groups like the Wharf District Council, Walk Boston, The Fort Point Neighborhood Association and six others, consensus on at least one element of the bridge is clear: no cars.

“People danced on the bridge, people had their photographs taken on the bridge…People remembered that bridge,” Anita Johnson, a member of Walk Boston, said to applause at the community meeting.

“I ask you to consider keeping that bridge a pedestrian bridge,” Johnson added. “Those are the uses that make people happy, and that’s important to us.”

Posted November 28, 2018

Event: MassDOT Design Public Hearing – Cypher Street Improvements, 11/13, 6:30pm

Event: MassDOT Design Public Hearing – Cypher Street Improvements, 11/13, 6:30pm

Cypher Street

We led a walk two years ago in November 2016 from near the Broadway T Station (meeting at Dorchester Ave & W 2nd Street) that walked toward the Fort Point area. The route went by the proposed GE Headquarters site and highlighted gaps in the pedestrian network at Cypher Street that neighbors in the area have been trying to shine a light on. One of our guest speakers on the walk described a project that would include improvements for Cypher Street that was proceeding toward 25% design.

There is now a public hearing scheduled to take place at the Condon School on November 13 at 6:30pm:

“The proposed work includes new sidewalks and pavement, street lighting, traffic signal systems, improved drainage, accessibility ramps and crosswalks, separated bike lanes, new pavement markings, signing and landscaping in accordance with current state and federal standards.”

Corner of Haul Road & Cypher Street

The full announcement from MassDOT can be found below. We encourage you to go and speak up for safe walking!


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Transportation Highway Division – Notice of Public Hearing

Project File No. 608807
(search for this number on MassDOT project tracking system)

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the new Cypher Street Improvements, including Richards Street, E Street and Fargo Street in the Seaport District of Boston, MA.

WHERE:

Condon School, 200 D Street, Boston, MA 02127

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed improvements to the streets listed above. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROPOSAL:

The project will include improvements for truck access to Massport’s Conley Terminal, and expand/improve multi-modal transportation connections through the corridor. The proposed work includes new sidewalks and pavement, street lighting, traffic signal systems, improved drainage, accessibility ramps and crosswalks, separated bike lanes, new pavement markings, signing and landscaping in accordance with current state and federal standards.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. MassDOT is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 608807. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing.

Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us).

Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/
JONATHAN GULLIVER PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR CHIEF ENGINEER

Boston Globe – Chain-reaction crash that killed toddler in South Boston leaves residents reeling

Boston Globe – Chain-reaction crash that killed toddler in South Boston leaves residents reeling

Boston Globe: “Chain-reaction crash that killed toddler in South Boston leaves residents reeling

[Six] pedestrians including the toddler in South Boston, have been struck and killed in Boston this year, according to WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy group that uses news reports to track such crashes.

Wendy Landman, the group’s executive director, said people pushing strollers are “certainly are one of the groups we think about when we think of sidewalk accessibility.”

Posted July 27, 2018

WalkBoston’s statewide crash tracker can be accessed on this page under “Crash Monitoring”