Transportation

Sleepless in Somerville: Complaints about airplane noise skyrocket, stir up community voices

Increased jet noise is plaguing city residents, who voiced their opposition to Logan Airport flight paths over Somerville in a City Council meeting this September. The cumulative number of city complaints about airplane noise collected by the Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)—which owns and operates Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport—has skyrocketed from […]

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Hubway to Expand as Blue Bikes

Hubway is entering into a six-year partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts that will involve adding 1,200 new bikes and rechristening the bicycles as Blue Bikes. The bike share program, owned by the cities of Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline, will see over 100 new stations thanks to the partnership, according to a press release. […]


Residential Streets Get Safety Makeover

Four streets in the city have been remodeled with painted curb extensions and bright red crosswalks, and some of them have been adorned with green contra-flow bike lanes. The changes on the roads—Hancock Street, Gilman Street, Oliver Street, and Skilton Avenue—are designed to slow down vehicles and protect bicyclists and pedestrians. The new designs, part […]