Tom Gloria, Program Director of Sustainability at Harvard University tweets…
Newton Police have created this interactive map which shows where car
accidents crashes have taken place, sortable up to the past year.
From today’s Boston Globe:
At around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, members of Bike Newton placed a line of red Solo cups along the buffer zone separating the bike lane on Beacon Street from the cars driving by on the left.
By 7:30 a.m., many of those cups had been crushed by passing vehicles.
Sadly the scene at 7:30 am. There is no reason cups should have been knocked over. No vehicle should have been driving in the buffer. This is the most direct route for people biking into downtown. It needs protection. (Yes we have picked up all the cups and will recycle) pic.twitter.com/dhj97cad7g— Bike Newton 🚲 #mobilitylanes #2019Goals (@BikeNewton) April 26, 2019
Renowned planner Jeff Speck (who has been working as a consultant with Mark Development on both Washington Street and Riverside Station) was the guest on Lois Levin’s NewTV program “Trailblazers.”
City Council President Marc Laredo shared some thoughts about traffic and parking in an email to campaign supporters (and also let them know that he will be seeking reelection). Here’s the portion of his email about traffic and parking.
I hope that you and your families are doing well and looking forward to spring!
In this update, I will focus on two interrelated issues that are a source of continued frustration for Newton residents – traffic and parking.
As I travel through the city, whether walking, running, biking or driving, it is readily apparent that we have a lot of automobile traffic. At times, it is difficult to walk or bike safely, and parking can be limited. So what should we do?
We need to promote safe walking and bicycling and the use of mass transit. Yet, at the same time, we should acknowledge that
Cyclist Brendan Keegan posted this video shortly after our last snow storm..
36 hours after snow has stopped and the buffered Beacon St. bike lane in #NewtonMA is not clear. @BostonCollege snow forces vehicles to park in the bike lane. Maybe BC can chip in for some better snow removal? @MassDCR @BostonBTD lane also needs to be repainted. @BikeNewton pic.twitter.com/3u5SNoWI5q— Brendan Keegan (@brendankeegan) February 15, 2019