Public Meeting: Morrissey Boulevard Redesign for Reconstruction

At this public meeting, DCR will present, and obtain feedback on, 25% design plans for reconstruction of Morrissey Boulevard. These plans will address the full length of the project. 

The presentation will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/. The public will be invited to submit comments after the public meeting, with a deadline for receipt by DCR of of Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 
Comments may be submitted online at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/submit-public-comments/ or by writing to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. 
If you have questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email Mass.Parks@state.ma.us or call 617-626-4973

Public Meeting: Morrissey Boulevard Redesign for Reconstruction
Tuesday, June 27
6:30 - 8:00 pm 
@ the Leahy Holloran Community Center
1 Worrell Street, Dorchester, MA


Hyde Park/ Mattapan Neighborhood Forum

Join the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, POHWER, the Southwest Boston CDC, and Mattapan United for a neighborhood forum.

    • Share your thoughts about the expanding Shops at Riverwood. 
    • Contribute to plans for rebuilding the Doyle Playground, which is near the shopping center.
    • Learn about pollution in the Neponset River, and what we can do as community to make the water safer. 

This is a day to learn more about your neighborhood and have a voice in how it will be shaped! Food and refreshments will be provided. 

Follow POHWER to stay informed: www.facebook.com/PeopleOfHydePark

For more information: www.swbcdc.org, 617-364-7300 ext. 24, anadel@swbcdc.org

Hyde Park/ Mattapan Neighborhood Forum
Wednesday, June 28
6:30 - 9:00 pm 
@ The Shops at Riverwood, Community Room -- behind Iora Health
892 River Street, Boston, MA


Summer Greenway Rides and Walks

Join MAPC and the LandLine Metro Boston Greenway Network for a series of bicycle rides and walking tours this summer!

Before attending a ride, please check back to this page for updates!

Mass Central Rail Trail - Waltham to Sudbury
Tuesday, July 11 - 6pm
@ Waltham Station

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Construction Tour - Lowell to Concord  
Friday, July 14 - 3pm (2:15 train from North Station)
@ Lowell Station 

Tri Community Bikeway Construction Tour
Tuesday, July 18 – 6pm  
@ Alewife Station

Neponset Trail - UMass to Readville on new sections
Monday, July 24 - 6pm
@ Carson Beach, South Boston

Winthrop Beaches + Deer Island
Wednesday, July 26 – 5:05 pm
@ Winthrop Ferry from Moakley Courthouse Boston

Emerald Necklace - Fenway to Casey Blvd and beyond to Moakley Park
Wednesday, August 2
@ Boylston St at Fenway (in front of Mass Historic)

American Legion Highway Walk to Franklin Park


Tour de Streets

Tour de Streets is an annual family-friendly event that benefits your streets and LivableStreets. Choose between an urban ride, a family-friendly route and a walk highlighting the Emerald Network. Celebrate afterwards with a BBQ lunch, music, and games at North Point Park. Register today!

Tour de Streets
Saturday, September 9 (rain date Sunday, September 10)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Lingo at Education First & DCR's North Point Park 
@ Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141


To find out about events and opportunities where you can learn more and improve your streets, visit the LivableStreets Calendar.



 In the News

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Boston Planners See a Greenway Where There's a High-Traffic Road

Nidhi Gulati, program manager at LivableStreets Alliance, says that the focus should be on slowing traffic, making walking and biking more pleasant, and building an amenity for the people living along Columbia Road... “The bigger challenge is how do we tie the mini-neighborhoods together?” says Gulati. She says that planners will also need to address concerns about displacement and gentrification in Dorchester, where housing prices have climbed.



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Walkers Traverse Columbia Rd., Talking Green Space, Economics

"Nidhi Gulati, the Emerald Network Program Manager, said that she hopes to see 70 new miles of greenway over the next 15 years, noting that building such a system offers flexibility, with a number of ways to connect them. “What we can do is build safe connections so that you can hop from green to green."


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Plans to Expand Watertown Bike Paths Move Forward 

"Watertown's Senior Planner Gideon Schriber said work would extend an existing spur of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway from where it empties onto Arsenal Street, next to the Watertown Mall Best Buy location, through Arsenal Park to the North Beacon Street Bridge.

The LivableStreets Alliance is helping the Town of Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee design the path over the next year." 

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"Watertown Moves" Celebrates Renovated Charles River Path 

Local organizations Live Well Watertown, LiveableStreets, the Watertown Bike and Pedestrian Committee, and others celebrated the Charles River pathway and riverfront park’s renovation that was completed in recent months.

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The View From the Street 

"So the real challenge we face is creating networks, especially low-stress bicycle networks and bus-priority networks...Coordination can also be initiated by a nonprofit (LivableStreets Alliance’s “Emerald Network” connecting Metro Boston’s greenways)."

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LivableStreets Launches Emerald Network    

“This is the future,” exclaimed LivableStreets Executive Director Jackie Douglas, “greenway paths that are linked together so that
you can move continuously from one path to another. Safe, accessible, off-road paths and their low-traffic stress connections
are simply a better way to get around the city.”

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Plan Seeks to Link 200 miles of Local Pathways 

“We’re excited by Livable Street’s Emerald Network initiative...It’s a perfect pairing with Boston’s Green Links project — a plan to provide walking and biking connections for all residents to Boston’s largest parks. The Emerald Network takes Boston’s local plan to scale in the region. It sets a vision for connecting our communities, improving mobility and increasing access to this region’s parks. We look forward to continuing our work with them on this effort.” - Chris Osgood, Boston Chief of Streets

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Group has a goal: A regional path network 

Universal Hub links to WBUR's article "Cambridge Nonprofit Seeks to Connect 200 Miles of Paths" from September 12.

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Initiative seeks to connect greenway paths in Greater Boston area

“Boston has a historic legacy of greenways and linear parks, which we appreciate, but our current systems could be better connected to continue work that has been done for 100 years.” - Amber Christofferson, Program Manager, Emerald Network Initiative

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Cambridge Nonprofit Seeks To Connect 200 Miles Of Paths

"Our streets should be focused on people, and be public spaces where people can get to where they want to go safely, efficiently, affordably and enjoyably," LivableStreets' deputy director Stacy Thompson said.

Thompson says she wants people to start thinking of the city's streets as "living, breathing transportation ecosystems."

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Groups Propose an Arboretum Gateway in Roslindale Square and new path to Forest Hills 

WalkUP Roslindale, Livable Streets and Tufts University are proposing a new bicycle and pedestrian path that would let people get from the Roslindale Village T stop to Forest Hills without having to step foot on Washington Street.