#City & Town Planning
Target:
City of Boston Community Preservation Act
Region:
United States of America
Website:
greaterashmont.org

Show your support for the Dot Greenway funding application

What is the Dot Greenway?
The Dot Greenway will be pedestrian- and bike-friendly greenway path along Dorchester's Red Line tunnel cap.

What's there now?
Right now, the MBTA tunnel cap that stretches from Talbot Ave to Park Street is an fenced-off, overgrown eyesore that physically divides the neighborhood. The only exception to that is an exposed portion of the tunnel cap at the Shawmut T stop that has been maintained for the past two decades by a dedicated group of community volunteers.

Is the Greenway feasible?
All the departments at the MBTA have signed on to a letter supporting the prospect of the Greenway in principle. A structural evaluation is complete and found the tunnel cap to have more than enough weight bearing capacity to hold the sorts of uses in the visioning documents

What is the impact of the project?
A Trust for Public Land analysis expects that around 7,548 households, or 21,441 people, will benefit from a completed DotGreenway. We believe it will act as an artery that will connect retail hubs that span from Ashmont to Fields Corner, and will provide a place for neighbors to commute, gather, recreate, and relax.

Why do we need a petition?
In September, the team working on DotGreenway path, led by Greater Ashmont Main Streets, is applying for significant Community Preservation Act funds from the City of Boston to advance the project. The City is more likely to allocate funds to projects with strong community support. We are seeking signatures to show the city that there is community support for the plan.

Please sign your name and help us get the funding to make this transformative project a reality.

We, the undersigned residents, business-owners, and neighborhood advocates in the Dorchester community, strongly encourage the City of Boston to allocate Community Preservation Act funds to help establish the DotGreenway path.

We support the team that has been working to make The DotGreenway a reality. And we believe the DotGreenway project will provide a vibrant, safe transportation network that connects our community and will help it to thrive.

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The Support the DotGreenway CPA Funds Application petition to City of Boston Community Preservation Act was written by Britt Harter and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.