Slow progress continues in efforts to address traffic issues in the Alewife area, one of the most congested areas in the state. Expectations for improvement should remain low.
Yesterday, I sat in on a meeting where the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization struggled to define the long-term parameters of a financially realistic Transportation Improvement Plan. Locally, the tight planning environment will likely mean further delay in the Belmont-Trapelo Corridor project (my primary concern in the meeting) and perhaps other projects.
A quick update on Alewife traffic issues. Some progress has been made that merits report.
Six months ago, I shared with you some thoughts about traffic in the Alewife area. Here’s an update.
A recently released study offers a depressing finding about cut-through traffic in the neighborhoods near Alewife in Arlington, Belmont and Cambridge: The traffic does not flow east and west; it flows from everywhere to everywhere.
Overview of major regional planning and study processes with links to primary sources.