Since 2014, the Northern Avenue Bridge over the Fort Point Channel, previously connecting the Financial District to the Seaport, has been swung open, left in disrepair. There has much talk as to what to do with the bridge, including an ideas competition back in 2016. Many of the designs featured gardens, pedestrian pathways, bike lanes and even vendors.
Earlier this year, Mayor Walsh committed $46 million in the capital budget to rehabilitate the bridge, but one still contested issue is whether or not to let cars back on it. At a Boston Public Works meeting last week, Northern Avenue Bridge Mayoral Advisory Task Force presented a concept that includes a single lane for cars. As reported by UniversalHub, many Bostonians have opinions, for and against vehicles on the bridge.
Proponents of vehicle lanes think allowing cars on the restored bridge would alleviate some of the downtown traffic, while opponents argue this won’t solve the vehicle congestion problem and that the bridge would be better used as a pedestrian and bicycle pathway.
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