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Mass. Gets New Complete Streets Criteria

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While many state highway bureaucracies treat bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure as an afterthought, new MassDOT highway engineering guidelines will require traffic engineers to include sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, and high-quality bike facilities when they design upgrades for the Commonwealth’s major roadways. In a directive adopted in January 2020, MassDOT formally adopted three new “controlling […]
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In The Northeast, It’s #Sneckdown Season

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Last week’s storm has created major hassles for pedestrians trying to navigate buried sidewalks, but there’s one silver lining: it’s left thousands of “sneckdowns,” places where snowbanks have narrowed down the roadway and forced cars to slow down considerably (a “snow neckdown”). Streetsfilms editor Clarence Eckerson first documented “naturally occurring neckdowns” in 2006. “The snow […]