Mike Ross comment letter

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From: Mike Ross <mike@mikeforboston.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Comment on Project #606376 - Cambridge St. Overpass of I-90
To: dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us
To Whom It May Concern:

I want to thank MassDOT for their reconstruction of this important bridge, but I would also like to express a few concerns about the project as it is currently planned. Cambridge Street has the potential to be a gateway for Allston-Brighton and to bridge the a community divided by the Massachusetts Turnpike. While campaigning in the neighborhood, I've heard from local families and activists that they don't feel the current overpass design suits the neighborhood. In particular, local residents have expressed the desire for:
  • The need for a pedestrian crossing at Linden St. for safety and traffic control; 
  • Improvements to the aesthetic aspects of the project;
  • Improvements to the proposed bike facilities, including a longer separated bike lane; and
  • Measures to ensure pedestrian safety during construction. 
Allston-Brighton is a vibrant neighborhood of engaged residents. It's also home to one of the most active biking communities in Boston. This overpass should be something all residents can use and be proud of. I hope MassDOT engages with the community to listen to their concerns and incorporate their ideas whenever possible.

Feel free to contact my campaign should you have questions or need further information. 

Mike Ross

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