Watertown, Cambridge Introduced to Mount Auburn Corridor Study

Shady Hill School, Cambridge – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) convened its first public meeting earlier this week to introduce Watertown and Cambridge residents to the study of the Mount Auburn Street Corridor. The area in question covers Mount Auburn Street from the Watertown line near Star Market up to Fresh Pond parkway in Cambridge.

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Representatives from DCR and engineering firm Howard Stein Hudson presented what areas of concern they are focusing on and outlined how they will be making decisions on what needs improvement. Several individual stakeholders will be representing different areas and will tackle details of the project. These stakeholders will interact with the public and help guide DCR and Howard Stein Hudson in how to improve the area.

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Attendees voiced concerns about a range of issues, including the buses that run along Mount Auburn Street, traffic in the corridor, and how the area can be improved for pedestrians and bicyclists. There is an online wikimap where residents can report issues and other complaints they may have.

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Another public meeting will likely be held in the fall.


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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
Filmed on June 01, 2016

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