Dudley Square is a key connector for traffic entering and leaving Roxbury, but it currently lacks any bike facilities. That could soon change depending on how the city proceeds with plans to redesign everything from streetlights to sidewalks in the area — and you can help shape what it looks like.
Next Wednesday, the City will host a meeting to discuss plans for “Phase 1” of implementation, which is slated to begin this spring, and to present its final design for “Phase 2.” Because the last public meeting on this project was in 2013, we aren’t sure what the plans entail, though the project overview says roadway and intersection improvements will include some form of bicycle facilities.
If you live, work, or travel through Dudley Square, we encourage you to attend this meeting both to learn what’s in store and to ensure the plans truly provide a safe space for cyclists in this area. Since Phase 2 is still in the design stage, there is time left to convince the city to make further improvements, and this meeting is your chance to make your voice heard.
This project has been ongoing since at least 2011, though progress has been slow. We’re encouraged to see this project finally reaching the implementation stage, and eager to see what it means for people who walk, bike and take transit.
If you can’t attend the meeting, you can find more information about this project here, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org / 617-635-2454. You can also email City Councilor, Kim Janey, at email@example.com to let her know that adding protected bike lanes in and around Dudley Square is important to you.
Show up and speak up!