Meeting on Mystic Crossing
- Notice of Public Meeting
A public information meeting will be held by the Department of
Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to discuss the feasibility of
providing a pedestrian crossing over the Mystic River in the Vicinity
of the Amelia Earhart Dam located in Somerville and Everett,
Massachusetts. The meeting will also discuss the feasibility of
extending the Draw 7 Park bike path through the MBTA's Charlestown
Bus Maintenance Facility to Route 9.
Where: Winter Hill Yacht Club
85 Foley St.
Somerville, MA 02145
When: Tuesday April 24, 2007 7:00 P.M.
Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public
with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with and comment on
- To Dan Driscoll, VHB staff, Steve Winslow and other participants:
Good presentation and attendance at last night's meeting on the Mystic
River Crossing alternatives.
Is there any way to post the presentation or at least some summary of
the alternatives that have been evaluated?
The consensus seemed to be that the remaining settlement funds would
be well spent to design the Mystic River path through the MBTA bus
yard to Route 99 and to continue to flesh out some unanswered aspects
of the Mystic River crossing alternatives.
Steve and others suggested that we have other bridge designers and/or
MIT students look at the crossing of the locks/dam alternative and see
if some other creative solutions can be found to the periodic closing
issues. I volunteer to organize this effort but would like some help.
One idea I have from having lived in The Netherlands for 3 years is to
look for ideas from engineers there where there are literally hundreds
of ped/bike corssing of locks and dams.
--- In MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com, "Bryce Nesbitt" <bryce1@...>
> Thanks for posting that, Steve!
> Some project background is available over at:
> The official meeting notice appears to be:
> -Bryce (from California)