South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Meeting Kicks Off Public Process
May 08, 2014
Over 100 community members, planners, and local business representatives gathered on Wednesday night for the first public meeting related to the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan.
Attendees learned about transportation data collection and modeling completed thus far for the plan, and heard more about the project timeline. Project partners, including the Boston Transportation Department, MassDOT, Massport, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and A Better City were in attendance. Jim Rooney of the Massachusets Convention and Exhibition Center and Councilor Linehan made opening remarks.
Interested parties can follow the planning initiative's progress at its dedicated website, sbwaterfrontmobility.com. The next public meeting, date TBD, will present analysis of data collected thus far.
About the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan:
The South Boston Waterfront has been rapidly transforming over the last several years due to both public infrastructure improvements and significant private investment. As of late 2013, over 14.5 million square feet of development was either under construction or approved in the neighborhood. The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan will aim to mitigate the impacts of new and planned development while making the most out of recent infrastructure additions, including the Silver Line and the expanded waterfront transportation system.
The goals of the final plan will be to:
improve access and mobility for all,
support economic growth and vitality,
reinforce sustainable policies and programs,
enhance the public realm,
contribute environmental and health benefits,
and invest smartly for the future.