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Mass Pike Resdesign Comments Due 4/24/14

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2014 at 2:23 am
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The following content is provided by our friends, the “People’s Pike”:
Tomorrow (Thursday, 4/24/14) at 5pm is the deadline to send comments to MassDOT. If you spoke at the April 10 meeting, please send your thoughts in writing so you can be sure they are on the record. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting or didn’t get a chance to speak, now is your chance to let MassDOT know what you think.

Please email your thoughts to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

Letters should be addressed to

Patricia Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer
MassDOT
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
ATTN: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 606475

Here are some project goals you might consider mentioning:

  1. Transforming Cambridge Street from a highway connector into a safe, world-class, mixed-use, “complete street”
  2. The “People’s Pike” – an off-road multi-use path with separated space for cyclists and pedestrians that runs alongside the rebuilt Turnpike and connects to the Charles River and Commonwealth Avenue
  3. A new bike/ped overpass that replaces the unsafe and inaccessible Franklin Street footbridge
  4. Expanded Charles River parklands between River Street Bridge and the BU Bridge
  5. New connections for cars, bikes, and pedestrians from Packard’s Corner to North Allston
  6. A new West Station providing transit connections to North Station via Cambridge and South Station via Boston, accessible on foot from both North and South Allston
  7. New connections between the Turnpike, Cambridge, and Storrow Drive that improve mobility for drivers
  8. Highway and rail infrastructure that supports future air rights development.

Follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeoplesPike/
Join the Faceboook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeoplesPike/

The MassDOT presentation from April 10 is at http://peoplespike.com/documents/4_10_14-public_info_meeting.pdf

Thanks for your continued interest and involvement in this important project!

The “People’s Pike” Group
Matt Danish
Paola Ferrer
Harry Mattison
Galen Mook
Alana Olsen
Rich Parr
Jessica Robertson

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