Boston’s urban planning agency will pursue a large-scale study of Allston transit in response to locals’ concerns over new construction and traffic congestion.
In Jan. 2018, Harvard promised $50 million to fund West Station, a commuter rail stop on the Framingham-Worcester line, and up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston.
In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.
State officials hosted ameeting to give Allstonians a chance to suggest possible solutions to traffic concerns surrounding Windom Street.
Standing by a congested intersection and braving 21 degree weather, Allstonians held up colorful signs to protest construction delays on West Station.
The University also promised up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston in a letter sent to the Mass. Dept. of Transportation.
Muralist Paul Deo will collaborate with Allston high schoolers and Harvard students this spring to create an augmented reality mural at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.
At a meeting Monday, residents said they worry Harvard’s plans for Allston prioritize automobiles over pedestrians and public transportation.
Massachusetts politicians called on Harvard to pay “almost the entire cost” of a nearly $100-million proposed transportation station in Allston in a public letter released Wednesday.
Harvard officially filed a master plan for a segment of its Allston properties with Boston’s urban planning agency in early December—but the document will likely remain under review for weeks to come.
“What has been an impenetrable, impervious, vehicular-oriented superblock will soon undergo transformation,” the filings read.
Some libraries on campus are changing their hours and accessibility to accommodate the deluge of cranky students cramming at the last minute before their exams.
Classroom to Table has returned for another year, but with slight modificiations.
The new policy was one of many sweeping changes made to the class this year after more than 60 students appeared before the College’s Honor Council in 2016.