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A 6 year, Billion-Dollar reconstruction of the Mass Pike Allston Interchange is coming. Beacon Yards, also known as the land under the Mass Pike in Allston, can be one of Boston’s best new neighborhood’s of the 21st Century.  The land is owned by Harvard University which has big plans for new construction in Allston.

To realize its potential, this new Allston neighborhood needs more transit, less traffic, human-scaled streets, parkland with a great connection to the Charles River, and to be a better neighbor to its Allston abutters.

Unfortunately, MassDOT’s plans are heading in the wrong direction. Read more about what should happen and how you can help.

 

Get Involved!

Your written comments can be submitted until February 9 and are essential to improving MassDOT’s auto-centric design, adding more bus and rail transit, rebuilding the elevated viaduct as a flat & at-grade highway, and much more.

Email your comments to alexander.strysky@state.ma.us
Include your full name and mailing address, and address your comments to:
Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Attn: MEPA Office
Alex Strysky, EEA # 15278
100 Cambridge St, Suite 900
Boston MA 02114

A draft comment letter is here
MassDOT’s full Draft Environmental Impact Report is here

News

Rethinking The Turnpike Allston InterchangeWBUR Radio Boston

Unchoke the throat: In Pike reconstruction, add boardwalk or extend shorelineCommonwealth Magazine

Harvard ups financial commitment for West Station, calls for interim train stop in AllstonBoston Globe

Massachusetts needs a vision for Allston project that eyes regional transit –  Boston Globe Letter to the Editor

Harvard, only you can save West StationDante Ramos in the Boston Globe

Allston station delay raises alarmsBanker & Tradesman

In Allston, worries mount that Harvard, state seem out of step – Boston Globe

Allston development plan needs West Station rail linkBoston Globe Letter to the Editor

West Station is key to Boston’s next great neighborhoodBoston Globe Editorial

In Allston, the transit lesson we never learn – Dante Ramos in the Boston Globe

The Clear Path For Successful Development In Allston‘A Better City’ CEO Rick Dimino in Banker & Tradesman

Transportation board members question long delay for train station in Allston – Boston Globe

Railing against transportation madness – Commonwealth Magazine

Something seems amiss with the state’s ridership numbers for the proposed West Station in Allston.  – Commonwealth Magazine

The case for West Station now on the Commonwealth Magazine podcast

Mass. Pike project in Allston to cost $1 billion or more – Boston Globe

How much longer must we wait for West Station? – Boston Globe Letter  to the Editor

Dithering on transit opportunity in Allston will prove costly for state –  Boston Globe Letter to the Editor

MassDOT and Harvard in Allston – State Senator Will Brownsberger blog post

Instead of parking trains, keep them rolling – MassLive.com Letter to the Editor

The biggest barrier to cleaner Mass. air is now your car – Boston Globe


What does living near the Mass Pike mean for your health?

Big Road Blues: Living near a highway can be bad for your health in a million small ways – Tufts University Now

New evidence of the dangers of living near highwaysBoston Globe

 

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