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There's a map of Boston that points out all the best sledding spots. It seems like there are millions of kids living in other parts around the country that could benefit from a sledding map of their hometown.
The Boston Globe
November 22, 2019, 10am PST
As other cities take daring steps to reclaim their streets, a car ban in downtown Boston doesn’t seem so implausible.
Curbed Boston
November 22, 2019, 7am PST
A proposed high-rise would transform the downtown Boston waterfront, and the city's skyline.
The Boston Globe
November 16, 2019, 5am PST
Three separate coalitions of local mayors, each from different corners of Eastern Massachusetts, want to the commonwealth to prioritize transportation funding. Some even called for a 15-cent increase to the gas tax.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 12, 2019, 6am PST
An analysis of Lime bikeshare data from Boston suburbs is providing useful information about travel behavior and trends.
CommonWealth
October 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Improving the systems and politics of transportation funding could ensure more local money, more efficient land use planning and mobility choices, and more.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 20, 2019, 7am PDT
Acorn Street in Boston has been described as the nation's most photographed street, and now residents who live on the private way are pushing for controls on the number of people visiting the narrow, cobblestone street.
The Boston Globe
October 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Road planners looking to increase capacity without adding lanes are focusing on managing existing lanes more effectively. Massachusetts has gone the opposite direction. The Conservation Law Foundation plans to hold them accountable.
Boston.com
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
September 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe reports on reasons to suspect more conflicts of interest than there appears on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal.
The Boston Globe
August 17, 2019, 5am PDT
A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe
August 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.
The Boton Globe
August 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 8, 2019, 7am PDT
New data from Fehr & Peers shows services like Uber and Lyft account for a larger share of the total traffic than previously thought, especially in city centers.
CityLab
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
July 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
A study from the Boston Foundation shows that besides homelessness and housing costs, Massachusetts housing debt also fuels the racial wealth gap and segregation.
The Boston Globe
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe