Transportation

Poll: What Do You Think About the North End Cycle Track?

With paving scheduled in the next few weeks, the cycle track bike path on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End is soon to open for public use. (Atlantic Avenue might have to wait until next Spring.) Looking past the hassle of the extended construction period, vote in the poll below regarding your thoughts on the new addition Read More…

Transportation

Tour Bus Jams on Narrowed Commercial Street

Pat shares this rundown of the traffic situation on the narrowed Commercial Street after the recent installation of the cycle track. A tour bus parked on the residential side of Commercial Street (now single lane traffic vs. 2 lanes pre bike lanes) blocked traffic while unloading passengers. At least when Commercial St. was 2 lanes both ways before Read More…

Event Notices

Connect Historic Boston Work Moving From West End to North End

Connect Historic Boston is an initiative to enhance the accessibility of and safe connectivity between historic sites in downtown Boston by walking, cycling, and transit. The project is funded through a Federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant, administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The project is currently in construction and is anticipated to be fully Read More…

Transportation

Construction Starting for Commercial Street Cycle Track Bike Lanes

Boston Public Works presented at this month’s neighborhood meetings regarding the imminent start of construction for the $23 million Connect Historic Boston (CHB) Bicycle Trail in the North End. CHB will include a sidewalk level family-friendly protected “cycle-track” for bicyclists on the harbor side of Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. It also connects to a cycle Read More…

Transportation

Permanent Bike Lane Planned for Cross and N. Washington Streets After Safety Study [Video]

Permanent thermoplastic bike lanes will be installed this summer on Cross and N. Washington Streets, connecting Atlantic Avenue at Christopher Columbus Park to the Charlestown Bridge. Boston Bikes representative, Kim Foltz, from the City’s bike program presented with Jessica Mortell, Toole Design Group, to provide a general update on neighborhood bicycling as well as results from a safety Read More…

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Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail Groundbreaking on July 10th

The groundbreaking for “Connect Historic Boston” will be on Friday, July 10th, 1pm on Union Street in Blackstone Block. Including major street reconstruction, the CHB Bike Trail and cycle track will run along the North End waterfront’s Commercial Street and Causeway Street. More information in the flyer below and at ConnectHistoric-Boston.org.

Community Transportation

Connect Historic Boston Project at 25% Design Displays Commercial Street and Causeway Street Cycle Tracks

It was “standing room only” as residents packed City Hall for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) 25% design public hearing. Previous Connect Historic Boston meetings pertained to specific sections of the project – this meeting was a presentation of the entire Boston project. On hand were City officials from several agencies, Federal Highway Administration, Boston Read More…

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Residents’ Association Gives Mixed Reaction to Proposed Cycle Track on Commercial Street [Video]

As part of a series of community meetings on the proposed North End “cycle track,” city officials presented to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on February 13, 2014. The redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue will incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Gets New President, Questions Cycle Track and Supports Alcohol License Transfer at Former Davide Restaurant

This post is a recap of the February 10, 2014 monthly meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held at the Nazzaro Center in Boston’s North End. (1) NEWNC announced a new President, Philip Frattaroli, to replace Stephen Passacantilli who has stepped down now that he has taken a position as part of Read More…