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“Fix Cambridge Street” Website Up and Running

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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After the robust turnout at the community meeting (as depicted above) addressing the Cambridge Street project (#606376), a website has been established to keep everyone updated on the project, to view project plans, to email Mass DOT, and to read and sign the community letter.

Go to www.fixcambridgestreet.org for a complete rundown of the ongoing project and for links to voice your opinion.  This is in addition to the other sites and blogs previously listed here.  We want as many people as possible to chime in, so that the powers that be know how important this project is to the community.

Weigh in on Cambridge Street Overpass Project

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

This critical project which reworks one of the gateways to Allston and the link between Allston Village and North Allston is currently in a ten day comment period ending December 4, 2013. 

Sumbit your opinions to: dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

For more information go to: http://cambridgestreetoverpass.blogspot.com/

There are a great deal of concerns among the community, as this corridor is used by high volumes of pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile traffic.  Now is the time to make sure we get this right.

Important Mass DOT Cambridge Street Overpass Meeting Tonight

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

 

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Allston, MA – November 19, 2013 –   

TONIGHT at 6 pm at JACKSON MANN COMMUNITY CENTER 500 Cambridge Street Allston, MA.

 In order to be heard by the project managers, planners, and purse-string holders: WE NEED YOU ALL TO ATTEND! PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND!

 MassDOT plans to rebuild the Cambridge Street bridge over the Mass Pike between North Allston and Allston Village. Neighborhood groups have asked that safer pedestrian crossings and bike lanes be implemented along with better lighting and beautification as part of the project.

 We believe this is a tremendously important aspect of Cambridge street, and we ask that everyone who can attend come down; business owners, managers, employees, residents – anyone who lives or works in Allston and believes that public safety and better, safer access between North Allston and Allston Village is important.

 For the Faceboook Event and more details please go to:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1406460712923852/1408855366017720/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

 

Additionally, click on the following link to a recent Boston Globe article about the project by Martine Powers:

Allston fights for overpass change

MIT Graduate Practicum Develops Allston Village Strategic Plan

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

This past Spring, MIT graduate students developed a strategic plan for the revitalization of Allston Village.  The group presented the plan to our friends at Allston Village Main Streets, and the analysis and recommendation are fascinating.  Click on the following link to view the final report and a bevy of other documentation: MIT Allston Village Practicum