Fall 2014 | Professor Daniel Adams
Assignment: create an urban master plan that considered a critical infrastructure service in East Boston.
Solution: While the city of Boston has increased focus on bicycle infrastructure in the city, East Boston has been largely ignored and has not benefited in the same way as other parts of the city regarding the creation of bicycle lanes, multi-modal facilities, and bike-share. This can be attributed to the fact that East Boston is cut off from the rest of the city by bicycle, with no direct way to commute from East Boston to downtown by bicycle, despite the fact that they are less than 1 mile apart. Boston Harbor and existing tunnel infrastructures provide this barrier, which makes East Boston more connected to the rest of the North Shore. This active transportation plan establishes bicycle infrastructure in East Boston while creating multi-modal nodes at MBTA transit stops. It also considers a variety of potential user types and designs in accordance with their needs.