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…

Event Notices Transportation

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…

Government Photos & Videos Transportation

Commercial Street Redesign with Cycle Track Presented by City Officials [Video]

This video shows the third meeting, held on January 28, 2014, regarding the redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue to incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in the North End / Waterfront. The main feature of the cycle track is to elevate the bike lane to Read More…

Transportation

Meeting Report: Causeway Street Redesign Project Update

Despite the winter-weather conditions Tuesday night, over three dozen residents trekked through the snow to get to Canal Street for the Causeway Street Redesign presentation. As part of the Connect Historic Boston Initiative, pedestrians were the first priority of the project while a large emphasis was put on cyclists to attract more cycling throughout the city. Improvements and Read More…

Transportation

Causeway Street Redesign to Include Cycle Tracks as Part of Connect Historic Boston

Dozens of business owners, cycling advocates and residents gathered on Thursday evening for the presentation of a cycle track design as part of the reconstruction of Causeway Street. Led by city officials, the meeting specifically pertained to the Bulfinch Triangle/West End neighborhood section of “Connect Historic Boston.” This is a $23 million program to link Read More…

Community Transportation

Mixed Public Feedback at Causeway Street Redesign Hearing [Video]

Video: Causeway Street Reconstruction presentation and public comments at State hearing held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at TD Garden. Formal presentation starts at 4:30 in the video with public comments starting at the 27:00 time point. With 25% of the Causeway Street redesign completed, State and City officials received extensive feedback from a large Read More…

Sports Transportation

Second Bike Lane Meeting Reviews Hybrid Concept with Boston’s First “Cycle Track”

Did you miss the second community meeting on the North End Bike Lane? Watch the video above! On June 6, 2011, the City’s Boston Bikes program held a second public meeting on a proposed bike lane along Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street in the North End. Unfortunately, the meeting was not well attended by residents Read More…