Thursday, March 4, 2010

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS: Union Square Improvements

Question/Comment: What happened in the meeting that the City recently held on redesigning Union Square?

City Update 3/4/10:  The City's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) held a community meeting on March 1st at Argenziano School to present and get feedback on options to improve Union Square. Based on the comments received in meetings in October, the City announced the locally preferred alternative plan, and responded to resident feedback.  The new plan was created to improve equity among transportation modes, increase pedestrian safety and enhance community and green space.  Under the locally preferred plan, Webster St and Prospect Streets will become two-way and the routes of Somerville Ave and Washington St through the center of Union square will be altered and bike lanes will be added to all of these streets.  Sidewalk and gartering space will be significantly expanded in numerous locations.  Both on and off-street parking will be expanded.  Of course, all of this will be coordinated with the extension of the Green Line into union square.  For OSPCD's full presentation click here.

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