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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…

Featured Transportation

North Washington Street “Wins” as Most Congested in Boston; Mayor Proposes Dedicated Bus/Bike Lane

In news that won’t surprise most, North Washington Street is the most congested street in the City of Boston. The city rates rush-hour traffic, shown here in this Boston Herald list. North Washington Street rates #1 in traffic congestion from Cross Street to Causeway Street but is far from the only gridlocked street in downtown Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Why did the Turkeys Cross the Bike Lane?

A question for the ages modern times …  Why did the turkeys cross the cycle track bike lanes? To see if they’re on the menu at the il Molo restaurant. Top photo by Dan Flaherty and second photo by Jay Borden.  “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Increased Parking Fines to Fund $5 Million in Transportation; Biking & Bus Improvements Emphasized

Mayor Walsh has proposed a $5 million annual increase in Boston transportation spending, including protected bike lanes and pedestrian paths, intersection redesigns, and traffic signal advancements. This proposal will be largely funded through a set of parking fine increases, with some doubling or more. This includes higher fees charged for a non-resident parking in a Read More…

Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Special Delivery on Cycle Track

Forced detour from the cycle-track yesterday in front of Lincoln Wharf.  Just another example of why we need loading zones, not tour bus parking, along Commercial Street. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Submit your interesting photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or Read More…

Government Meetings Transportation

Connect Historic Boston / Cycle Track Update at North End Construction Meeting

On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the City of Boston hosted a Construction Update Meeting in the gym of the Nazzaro Center. Though information on several different departments and projects were available to the people of the North End, it was a rather low turn out (perhaps because of this). In a series of posts, we Read More…

Featured Transportation

City Won’t Fix Design and Construction Faults of North End Cycle Track

Now entering its third summer of construction, the North End cycle track continues to generate tremendous controversy among residents as it nears completion on Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. Locals cite increasing public safety concerns due to poor planning along with faulty design and execution. City officials have said they will not do any immediate rework other than to add new signs and increase enforcement. Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Cycle Track Construction to Remove Most Brick on Atlantic Avenue Sidewalks

One of the longest, widest stretches of brick sidewalks in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood will disappear this Spring to make way for dedicated bike lanes, called cycle tracks. The area from Eastern Ave (Lewis Wharf) to Commercial Wharf will be replaced with concrete sidewalks, not brick, on the waterside of the street, according Read More…

Government Transportation

Go Boston 2030 Plan to Bring Harbor Ferries, N. Station/S. Station Express Bus & Bike Corridors

The Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan was recently released with several projects impacting the North End and downtown Boston area. “Go Boston 2030 addresses the transportation challenges that we face as a city and a region, and lays the foundation for how we can create a safer, more equitable transportation future… Altogether, the initiatives in Read More…