Dockless Bikes are Coming to Newton This Summer

Dockless Bikes are Coming to Newton This Summer

We posted about this in the early stages of this process (back in October), but dockless bikes are now much closer to coming to Newton (and several other communities). It’s now in The Globe, (a mere four months after N-Squared– I could not see a V14 post...

A vision for the Washington Street corridor

Jeff Speck recently presented his vision for the Washington Street corridor to the Newton-Needham Chamber, building upon the recent plan for West Newton Square, extending through Newtonville towards Newton Corner.  The main theme is a road diet.  By eliminating underutilized roadway, Newton could create a far more attractive streetscape, open up new opportunities for recreation, transportation safety improvements, public transit, and yes, development.

A road diet might even improve traffic conditions, channelling traffic and eliminating conflicts that come with vehicles changing lanes.  A two-way cycle track along the pike could provide top-notch bicycle facilities  The idea of a road diet and cycle track along the pike is not new; it has been the subject of previous studies and TAG has been pitching it for several years now.  With

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