Newton drivers flunk Bike Newton’s red cup test

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.

Walker to homeowners: Trim your hedges!

Posted this morning on Next Door Newton.. For those of you who have hedges or shrubs in front of your house. Please go out and check out how much of the sidewalk they are taking up. In some places half the sidewalk has been taken over. I am part of a walking group and...

Got pot holes?

The TAB interviewed Shane L. Mark, Newton’s Department of Public Works’ director of streets, to talk about pot holes. And here’s a video we’ve shared before on Village 14 that explains just how pot holes are formed....
Laredo on traffic and parking

Laredo on traffic and parking

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.

Dear Friends:

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

And this wasn’t even a big storm

Cyclist Brendan Keegan posted this video shortly after our last snow storm..

Northland to present plan to finance four shuttle bus routes

Northland to present plan to finance four shuttle bus routes

The City Council’s Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Newton City Hall to hear about Northland’s much-anticipated transportation plan for its project at Needham and Oak Streets. 

Northland is proposing a variety of traffic mitigation remedies, including limiting residential parking to one space per unit and funding new and improved bike and pedestian paths.

But the most significant part of the plan is a proposal to operate and fund a shuttle system that would be open to public use at

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