Featured Transportation

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 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…

Featured Meetings Transportation

Northern Avenue Bridge: “People First” Design Presented to Wharf Council

City officials gave a design preview of the new Northern Avenue bridge to the Wharf District Council this week in a presentation entitled “Boston Bold: A People First Experience.” The old Northern Ave. bridge was deemed a navigation hazard by the USCG (United States Coast Guard) and closed in 2014. After preliminary meetings, officials said Read More…

Featured Transportation

Plans to Improve Seaport District Transit Focus on Buses, Ferries, Bikes, and Ride Shares

Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) continued the discussion for their South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan with residents and stakeholders on Wednesday morning. Undertaken by the City of Boston, the BPDA along with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has studied Boston’s current transit connections and gathered recommendations for improving services to the South Boston Read More…

Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: What Do You Think of the Northern Ave. Bridge Design Plans?

New design concepts for the Northern Avenue Bridge project featuring a “people first” plan were released on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The design features two spans crossing the channel – one that would be for buses, shuttles, and emergency vehicles, and the other for pedestrians and cyclists. There would also be a public space underneath Read More…

Event Notices Meetings

Community Meeting on Northern Avenue Bridge Project – Monday, June 3rd [Flyer]

*Sponsored Post* The City of Boston has announced a community meeting regarding the Northern Avenue Bridge Project, to be held on June 3rd, 6:30pm at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, in the Seaport. The City invites you to provide input at this meeting to help identify a preferred bridge type that meets the City’s and Read More…

Community Transportation

Reader Poll: Should the Restoration of the Northern Avenue Bridge Include Vehicle Lanes?

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 Read More…

Community

View the Winning Designs for the Northern Avenue Bridge Competition

The old Northern Avenue Bridge opened in 1908, at times carrying train traffic, cars, pedestrians, and even cyclists up until it closed for safety reasons in December 2014. Now in 2016, the future design of its replacement was entertained through a design competition that brought 133 submissions, comprising 99 graphic designs and 34 essays. The Boston Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Read More…

Government Real Estate Transportation

Downtown Waterfront Public Realm and Watersheet Activation Plan Draft Released for Public Review

In advance of a public meeting next week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has released a draft planning document for the Downtown Waterfront. If you’ve been following our coverage and meeting videos for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan then you have already seen some of these concepts. However, this is the first time a draft Read More…