There is a public meeting relative to the Mount Auburn Street Corridor Study, that will be held Monday, November 14, 6- 8 p.m.:
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) invites you to attend the second public meeting relative to the Mount Auburn Street Corridor Study, to be held on Monday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Shady Hill School Gym, 56 Coolidge Avenue, Cambridge.
The purpose of this meeting is to gather feedback from the Cambridge and Watertown communities on the Mount Auburn Street Corridor Study. The project team will present both long- and short-term improvement options, their benefits, and the traffic analysis associated with each. They will also collect the communities’ comments, concerns, and ideas on the proposed long- and short-term concepts.
The Gym at Shady Hill is accessible to all and can be reached by MBTA Bus Routes 71 and 73.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make this meeting. I have one suggestion, however. This may be outside the scope of this project, but one area that backs up badly in the morning is Mt Auburn St. from Arlington back past Bigelow. I think one easy remedy would be to remove the restriction on right turns on red for inbound traffic from Mt. Auburn to Arlington/Grove. If pedestrian safety is a concern, perhaps the light could be modified so cars can make that right while cars facing north on Arlington are turning left.
Dan, I agree with you. On Mount Auburn Street in both Cambridge and Watertown, could strategic bus lanes improve bus service: more timely, faster, attractive to more commuters, remove some cars from the street?
Where can I see the proposed plan before attending the Nov. 4 meeting? And, is the Wikimap still open to commentary?
Here is the link to the project website.
If you look at the 11/1 presentation to stakeholders, you’ll get some idea of what will be in the 11/14 meeting.
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