- Bike4Life Ride
StreetTalk: Overpasses are so 1950's
co-sponsored by On the Move Coalition
Wednesday, June 27th 7:00-9:00pm
@Brickbottom Artists Building 1 Fitchburg Street Somerville, MA
Open to the public-suggested $5-$10 donation
Beverages provided by Harpoon Brewery
Overpasses are becoming a thing of the past. The Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain, Sullivan Square Overpass in Charlestown, and urban overpasses across the country are coming down and city streets are being redesigned. Will the McCarthy Overpass in Somerville become the next overpass to come down? Or will MassDOT spend $11 million to repair this 1950's structure which acts a barrier to you getting to where you need to go? Come to Brickbottom to get the latest news on the McCarthy Overpass project, the Remove McGrath Campaign, and hear how other cities are removing their overpasses. What is the timeline with this project? How has the McCarthy Overpass harmed the environment of the communities it divides?
Find out the answers to all these questions and more and then take action!
-Call and/or email your state reps
-Sign a postcard to MassDOT Secretary Davey and Somerville Mayor Curtatone
-Join in the campaign by becoming a Street Ambassador
*Spanish translation will be available* traducción en español disponible
This event is hosted by LivableStreets Alliance and sponsored by On the Move Coalition.
On the Move (OTM) is a coalition of nine community based organizations in greater Boston, including LivableStreets, that came together in 2002 to advocate for transportation justice. www.bostononthemove.org
LivableStreets Alliance is your advocate for better walking, biking and transit-creating safe and livable communities-to make the Boston region a better place to live, work and play.
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