In a published legal paper, our Chair Franklyn Salimbene discusses ways in which streetcars and bicycles can operate compatibly in the new urban environment. The paper traces a suit filed by injured cyclists in Seattle who fell on newly installed streetcar tracks. Read his paper here.
The last Green Line street car to run all the way to Arborway/Forest Hills in Jamica Plain ran after midnight on Saturday, December 28th, 1985. Read an account of that last run here.
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc., will be held on Thursday, September 28, at 7:00 pm, at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain. Guest speaker is Stacy Thompson, Executive Director of Livable Streets. ACPT members and friends are welcome to attend.
We are excited to announce that our Hyde Square Initiative was inlcuded in Go Boston 2030's Vision and Action Plan. Read the Go Boston 2030 plan here.
Thank you to all our supporters who completed Jamaica Plain State Representative Jeff Sanchez's annual survey and advocated for streetcar service to Hyde Square! 72% of Jamaica Plain residents who took the survey stated that they support the Green Line Extension down South Huntington Avenue into Hyde Square.
There is a growing movement to provide improved transit service on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain to support new residential development now being constructed and to make Boston's Latin Quarter, Hyde Square, more widely accessible. To accomplish this The Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc. (ACPT) proposes extending the Green Line to Hyde Square. See our White Paper on the proposal. Our White Paper, assembled by the Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc., discusses key factors favoring the extension of the Green Line along the South Huntington Avenue corridor to Hyde Square from Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Our best efforts have been made to ensure accurate and timely information.
Even without any further development along South Huntington Avenue, an extension of the Green Line to Hyde Square would greatly benefit current neighbors and merchants and alleviate the inadequate service currently provided by the Rt. 39 bus.
The Hyde Square initiative is gaining support and momentum especially in light of a South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development launched in 2013 by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). The BPDA's advocacy for extending the Green Line along South Huntington Avenue can be found on page 33 of the framework.
Most importantly, the future is not yet written and you can help improve Boston transportation by preserving urban rail and the unique character of Boston's original 'Streetcar Suburb,' Jamaica Plain.