Meetings Transportation

Public Meeting on Potential N. Washington St. Outbound Bus Lane July 15

The City of Boston and MBTA are partnering on potential bus lane improvements to North Washington Street. In order to facilitate better northbound bus service, they are investigating a potential outbound bus lane. This lane would not impact existing parking or the bike lane. A virtual public meeting will provide residents an opportunity to share their Read More…

Featured Meetings Transportation

Traffic Pattern Changes as Shift to N. Washington St. Temporary Bridge Begins

The North Washington Street Bridge will be entering a new stage where traffic will be shifting onto the temporary bridge during the weekend of July 17–19. The replacement project for the North Washington Street Bridge (also known as the Charlestown Bridge) was approved back in March 2018 and is estimated to be completed in 2023 Read More…

Event Notices Transportation

Public Meetings Regarding Shift to Temporary N. Washington St. Bridge

The North Washington Street Bridge will be entering a new stage where traffic will be shifting onto the temporary bridge. The traffic shift is currently slated to occur during the weekend of July 17–18, with all traffic shifted to the temporary bridge by July 19th. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston will Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: How is Neighborhood Parking Going?

Resident parking has always been a challenge in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. When the statewide shutdown due the Coronavirus pandemic began back in March, tickets and towing for street sweeping was paused, allowing residents who were no longer commuting to work daily to leave their cars in their parking spots. Many other individuals Read More…

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Free Parking for Hanover and Salem St. Residents Impacted by New Cafe Zones

Residents who have been impacted due to the loss of parking from the temporary extension of licensed premise onto outdoor space, also known as Cafe Seating / Cafe Zones are eligible for a free parking space at the Government Center Garage. In order to receive a free parking space, residents must have a valid residential Read More…

Featured Food & Drink Transportation

Cafe Zones Start June 11th Expanding Outdoor Tables to City Streets

City officials have installed “Cafe Zone Starting June 11” signs in front of many restaurants in the North End and downtown Boston neighborhoods this week. Over 500 restaurants filed applications citywide and 200 have been approved so far to place tables in the parking and street areas. Outdoor dining started on June 8th with existing Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Temporary Bridge Fender System Work 6AM – 1AM; Lane Reductions Continue

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 31 – June 13, 2020. Travel Impacts N. Washington St. Inbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions across the bridge and additional lane reductions at Keany Square will continue. One lane across Read More…

Business Featured Government Transportation

New “Healthy Streets” Program Will Expand Bus Stops, Create More Bike Lanes

As part of the City’s reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Walsh has announced a new “healthy streets” program that will reimagine streets to support businesses and restaurants, provide additional space for residents using public transportation, and accelerate the installation of bike lanes. The series of changes to Boston’s streets builds on Mayor Walsh’s Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Lane Reductions Continue, Temporary Bridge Fender Installation

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 17–30, 2020. Travel Impacts Overnight lane reductions: Overnight lane reductions in both directions will continue during weekdays from 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. At least one lane across the Read More…

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Reader Poll: What Do You Think of the Northern Avenue Bridge Design?

City officials recently presented design plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge project, tentatively set to begin in 2021. The design takes a “people-first” approach, with a center promenade and two “ribbons.” The side facing the Harbor and Rowes Wharf will be exclusively for pedestrians, and the side facing the Moakley Bridge will be for emergency Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Transportation

City Considers Expanding Sidewalks; Opening Lanes to Pedestrians and Cyclists to Maintain Social Distancing

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh discussed creative ideas to maintain social distancing in public spaces as the City looks toward reopening plans during a media briefing on May 11, 2020. The City has been looking for ways to expand space for pedestrians, small business customers, cyclists, and bus commuters. Starting at 7:25 in the video, Mayor Read More…

Featured Transportation

Debut of Northern Avenue Bridge Design Creates Debate Over Costs, Vision Zero Goals

City officials and project leaders recently presented their latest plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge Project with a design that takes a “people-first approach.” Comprised of two spans referred to as ribbons flanking a decorative truss, one span is exclusively reserved for pedestrians (facing the Harbor/Rowes Wharf) while the other consolidates a single lane designated Read More…