In the past decade, the South Boston Waterfront has evolved into one of the most vibrant parts of the city. It now needs a new and improved transportation plan to go with it! The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan was organized by both state and city agencies to help alleviate some of the congestion in that area as well continue to grow mobility.
According to the Boston Globe, the waterfront has been one of the fastest growing urban areas in the state. It’s added more than 4,100 new residents, 7,700 jobs, and a ton of development – 10 million square feet from 2000-2013 to be exact. Another 17 million square feet of development is on the horizon over the next two decades.
After a 12-month planning process of gathering information, data, suggestions and more from the people who live and work in the neighborhood, the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan has come up with some recommendations including:
- Improving signals for the Silver Line at D Street; Provide real-time arrival information for the Silver Line
- Install more Hubway stations in the area including the Procter & Gamble offices at Gillette Park, and Channel Center;
- Open the South Boston Bypass Road to cars for a trial period of six months.
- Improve sidewalk connections, a better walking environment,
- Repair the Northern Ave. Bridge
- Improve bicycle infrastructure
To see the full report visit: http://www.sbwaterfrontmobility.org/