This week I staffed MIT's Open House at the Stata Center for the Grand Junction. MIT Office and Campus Planning is currently working on a Feasibility Study to see if the Grand Junction, the railroad on campus, can be converted to a mixed-use bicycle/pedestrian/train path that could safely connect Cambridge over the BU bridge to Allston and to the future Somerville Community Path.
We had about 50 people show up to learn about the study and voice opinions. Lots of people are invested in making this happen. Meanwhile, there are a lot of logistics to work out--fitting in dimensions of paths at narrow points and negotiating the travel of hazardous chemical-carrying vehicles in that service alley.
I'm looking forward to contributing to its progress this summer.
Learn more: http://grandjunctionpath.org/