A public hearing to discuss the 25% design for the Casey Arborway Project
The Monsignor William J. Casey Overpass is the elevated section of Route 203 connecting the Arboretum at the Arborway over Washington and South Streets in Jamaica Plain.
The Overpass area serves many neighborhoods and constituencies, including walkers, bicyclists, MBTA riders, and motorists. The area is also an important connection to such Boston institutions as Franklin Park, Forest Hills Cemetery, Shattuck Hospital, and the Arnold Arboretum, among others.
In 1969, about half of all American children walked or biked to school, today that number is less than 15%. As a result, kids today are less active, less independent and less healthy. Not only are children today less likely to get their recommended amount of daily activity, but the morning rush of cars during pick up and drop off makes the air around schools thick with pollution. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are designed to reverse this trend.
Submitted by WalkBoston on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 12:19pm
With its bucolic setting along the historic Boston Post Road, Northborough is a great community for walking. This walking map features a variety of parks, historic buildings and community resources in two different parts of town.
The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Beacon Street project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
Meet our staff; learn about projects and initiatives; and help us kick off a year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary as the regional planning agency for Greater Boston with anniversary-themed displays, games, and prizes.
Refreshments will be served and guests can enter to win free raffle prizes.