Neighborhood Walk for New Complete Street: Dudley-Melnea Cass

Next week there will be a walk to showcase and gain feedback on the redesign of Melnea Cass Blvd. Specifically, we will look at how the redesign better serves bicyclists and pedestrians. The city is hosting this walking tour with Mayor Menino and special guest Mark Fenton, a walkability expert. Also attending are advocates and residents of Roxbury. This is a great opportunity for the bicyclist community to express the importance of bike infrastructure on this crucial connection. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Patrick Hoey at [email protected] or call 617-635-2454.

  • When: Wednesday, August 24 @ 6pm

  • Where: Central Boston Elder Services, 2315 Washington Street (map)

  • What: Exploring the built environment from Dudley Square to Melnea Cass Blvd.

Complete Streets is design concept for roads that emphasizes accommodating all modes of transportation, including biking, walking, transit, and autos. The City of Boston's efforts to embrace the complete streets design is an important step forward for the city, and this project will in part determine the success in the city and around the state for similar projects.

Importantly, Mayor Menino has pledged money for the redesign and development of Melnea Cass Blvd. The walk, hosted by the Boston Transportation Department & Boston Public Health Commission and sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services is for locals and advocates alike. So come out, advocate for bikes, and give your input on the new project.

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