Northland petition drive at the market

Northland petition drive at the market

I was approached by someone from Right Size Newton today at the entrance to Whole Foods Market who I’m sure had the best of intentions, but what I heard concerned me. After being asked to sign a petition to stop Northland, the conversation went something like...
Lime Bikes or Blue?

Lime Bikes or Blue?

Newtonians may be seeing blue shared bikes around the city, StreetsBlog reports. The bike share program, run by Lyft, already provides dock-based service in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and is negotiating to add service in a number of nearby suburbs, including Newton.

Newton’s rail station upgrades critical for region

Members of the TransitMatters advocacy group gave a very compelling presentation on Regional Rail last night at the library. Regional rail is their vision for frequent, reliable service on the commuter rail system with a fare structure to match the rest of the MBTA. ...
“Better Bus” project proposals

“Better Bus” project proposals

The MBTA is taking a different approach to reassessing their bus routes this year with the Better Bus project. Instead of asking how to cut service, they’re asking how to improve reliability, travel times, and overall ridership. Best of all, the MBTA is looking...
Lime-E bikes arriving in Newton

Lime-E bikes arriving in Newton

Lime is adding a power assist option to help with Newton’s hills. Here is the press release from Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation Planning: More than 50 lithium battery powered Lime-E bikes with a boost of electricity to help power your...