Capuano-Dwan Debate at SCATV Centers on Somerville Transportation Priorities and Public Input (Somerville Wire) – Two community leaders on different sides of the Broadway bus lane controversy sat down together last week to share their divergent views on transportation, accessibility, and accountability in Somerville. The hour-long debate brought together safe streets activist Chris Dwan and […]
Abundant public comments lead to substantial changes in future Somerville routes (Somerville Wire) – After receiving more than 20,000 comments on its plan to reorganize its bus routes, the MBTA announced a revised plan last week. The new version of the map makes changes to more than half the routes announced in its initial proposal […]
Public forum at the Somerville Media Center main studio, opponents and proponents encouraged to participate! In the three years since the City of Somerville installed dedicated bus lanes on Broadway, they have gotten both cheers and jeers from residents, business owners, and commuters passing through the area. Local stakeholders from abutting neighborhoods are invited to […]
“We should only be able to have seven passengers on the bus so they can keep that amount of distance between them. But that is not happening.”
It was vexing to watch Bird fans that clearly hadn’t even bothered to read the article in question—let alone my broad and deep back catalog—attack me as some kind of car-loving anti-environmental reactionary in the service of flogging their hipster transportation fetish du jour.