MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan joined Boston Transportation Commissioner Tom Tinlin and other City officials at the Mayor's Bike Week Festival on City Hall Plaza, left, to announce that the City and State have developed a solution that will allow for 5' bike lanes on the Massachusetts Avenue project currently underway.
Over the past months, MassDOT, the designer and the City of Boston worked collaboratively and in coordination with bicycle advocates to examine possible solutions and to develop this preferred solution. The Federal Highway Administration was a key partner in approving the new plan quickly.
Including a bike lane as part of the Mass Ave project was a priority of Mayor Menino as well as Governor Patrick, who heard from constituents about the importance of the Mass Ave bike lane issue for bikers in Boston. The Governor is proud of the swift action and positive solution celebrated today.
Increasing bicycle and pedestrian travel is one of the priorities of MassDOT's Healthy Transportation Compact, available on the web.
Today also wraps up Bay State Bike Week, a statewide series of events to promote bicycling.
Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day posted on May 4
Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the 7th Annual Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. Nearly 300 schools participated in the event. “It’s encouraging to see so many communities …Continue Reading Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day
Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge posted on May 4
MassDOT today broke ground on a new bridge that will carry Marion Street over railroad tracks in Natick. The new bridge will feature a single superstructure with steel beams, concrete deck with asphalt surface on existing abutments, and a 6-foot wide sidewalk. Pedestrian access will …Continue Reading Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge
MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs posted on May 4
The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The cost savings are the …Continue Reading MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs