The Crossroads Initiative has been identified and outlined by the Boston Redevelopment Authority as an important priority for Mayor Thomas M. Menino and other private and non-profit partners. The goal of the project is to help link neighborhoods that were previously disconnected by the elevated Central Artery and connect major streets in downtown Boston to the Rose Kennedy Greenway using premium urban design techniques.
According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Broad Street’s design will create a tree- and café-lined street, building on existing landscaped areas along the street and in the Wharf District area of downtown Boston and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Broad Street has already begun to serve as a “main street”, along with State Street for the emerging mixed-use Wharf District neighborhood. Design began in the spring of 2006 and was recently finalized. The design will create a pedestrian-friendly environment and improve the function of this important street for multi-modal transportation including improved accessibility and bicycle accommodations including new bike racks.
Broad Street photos used in this post are from Boston Complete Streets.
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