Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joint Statement of Support for Casey Arborway Project

For more than three years Boston’s most experienced advocacy groups have worked with a broad spectrum of private citizens lending their expertise to crafting a more efficient Forest Hills transit hub that also improves recreational opportunity and local quality of life. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Cyclists Union, LivableStreet Alliance, WalkBoston, Arboretum Park Conservancy, Arborway Coalition, and many neighborhood groups have been engaged in the Casey Arborway planning process from the very beginning. Focused on parks, greenspace, transit, pedestrian and cycling interests, their leaders and representatives served on MassDOT’s preliminary Working Advisory Group evaluating data and ideas that lead to the selection of what’s been called the “At-grade Solution” for Forest Hills. Their service on the Design Advisory Group lead to project plans which enhance all modes of transportation throughout the area. 

As the Construction Phase of the project begins, they have issued the following Joint Statement:

January 30, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joint Statement of Support for Casey Arborway Project

On behalf of our membership we hereby reiterate our support for MassDOT’s Casey
Arborway Project in Jamaica Plain.

Planned over many years by scores of professional engineers and architects in
cooperation with dozens of organizations and thousands of engaged citizens, the Casey
Arborway Project represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance commuting
infrastructure for cars, buses, trains, cyclists and pedestrians in a transit hub vital to the economic life of Boston and the region. The project will also improve recreational and commuting connections within the Emerald Necklace, an historic park system that
benefits the entire region.

Julie Crockford
President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Pete Stidman
Executive Director, Boston Cyclists Union

Mark Tedrow
LivableStreets Alliance

Wendy Landman

Nina Brown
Arboretum Park Conservancy

Michael Epp
Sumner Hill Association

Sarah Freeman
Arborway Coalition

Mark Navin
Arborway Gardens Condominium Association

Jody Barr
Lower South Street Neighborhood Association

Clayton Harper

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