A grant-funded research team will evaluate solutions for shoring up the area’s flood protection strategies and improving access and service on the Blue Line for local residents.
A study by A Better City will examine how improving Boston’s Blue Line can help mitigate the effects of climate change and protect public transit infrastructure on the city’s east side from rising sea levels, reports Grecia White for Streetsblog Massachusetts.
“As one of the few ways people can access Boston proper from East Boston without a car, the Blue Line is a critical transportation corridor that’s vulnerable to climate-related impacts and also to socio-economic pressures like gentrification.” According to the article, “The project, Greening the Blue Line, a collaboration between ABC, Civic Space Collaborative, and Weston and Sampson, will be evaluating the potential for nature based solutions to protect critical transportation infrastructure from coastal and stormwater flooding, and uplift communities along the Blue Line and East Boston, according to [Kate Dineen, Executive Vice President of A Better City].”
The study will assess “nature based solutions” for managing flooding and protecting transit stations and infrastructure near two Blue Line stations, Wood Island and Orient Heights. “At the end of the project, the team will share conceptual design approaches such as sketches and renderings for nature based solutions that could be implemented in key areas near these stations to help mitigate coastal flooding.”
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