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Send MassDOT back to the drawing board!
  • Petitioning Jullieanne Doherty

This petition will be delivered to:

JP Neighborhood Liason
Jullieanne Doherty
Mayor, City of Boston
Mayor Walsh

Send MassDOT back to the drawing board!

    1. Petition by

      Bridging ForestHills

      Jamaica Plain, MA

We are concerned about eliminating the Casey Overpass. Substituting a 6-lane, street-level highway at Forest Hills will have a devastating impact on all the surrounding communities. We challenge the Mass. Department of Transportation's hurried decision to remove rather than replace the Casey Overpass:

- Route 203 is the main East-West route to the Longwood Medical Area, Fenway Park, and college neighborhoods. The street-level plan will cause more congestion for everyone! We deserve HONESTY.

- Use the money to build a Beautiful Bridge! We deserve GOOD DESIGN.

- We deserve TO BE HEARD.

Please, Mr. Mayor, help stop this bullying of Boston citizens by MassDOT. We don't want a congested, polluting traffic nightmare rammed through Forest Hills. As our neighbor, we believe that you should not either. Send MassDOT back to the drawing board! We want real options that include plans for a well-designed bridge.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Marty Walsh is only Mayoral Candidate Supporting a Bridge at Forest Hills

      Bridging ForestHills
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Friends of Bridging Forest Hills

      Thank you to all recent signers of this petition. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign too.

      Marty Walsh is the only mayoral candidate with this clearly stated position: "I am personally against tearing down the overpass." Mayoral candidates were recently asked about the Casey Overpass in a Transportation & Livable Communities Mayoral Questionnaire. The questionnaire was biased toward the notion that communities are more "livable" when a bridge like the Casey is eliminated.

      The other candidates made more politically waffling statements so they can go either way on this issue. For all their comments go to http://arborwaymatters.blogspot.com/2013/09/boston-mayoral-candidates-weigh-in-on.html?m=1

      In the JP/West Roxbury district city council race, Luis Valerio is a strong supporter of the need for a bridge at Forest Hills. Matt O'Malley supports getting rid of the bridge.

      Please vote for Walsh & Valerio on Tuesday!

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    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. MEPA Hearing coming up Dec. 13!

      Bridging ForestHills
      Petition Organizer

      Please join us at the MEPA (Mass. Environmental Policy Act) hearing on the Casey Overpass:

      Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00pm
      English High School
      144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
      (enter The English High School from Williams Street)

      The environmental review is our best opportunity to turn around MassDOT's decision to not replace the Casey with a new bridge. We need you to show the discontent with the biased process and the huge amount of opposition to this decision. This should trigger an EIR (Environmental Impact Report) that would look more extensively at how the state came to its decision, and how it was flawed. There is also a site walk at 3:00 pm. Please visit bridgingforesthills.com to RSVP. Thank you!

    5. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Byron Ricketts JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • 24 days ago

      I walk the bridge as part of my exercise regimen. I met my ex-gf on that bridge. I have driven it daily on the way to Boston or to points West of Boston to get to the Pike

    • Laura Gang BOSTON, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      I live near the bridge and have to traverse the impacted roads regularly.

    • Peter Welsh JP, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      I travel over the Casey Overpass 2x a day. What a stupid idea that will push traffic off to side streets in JP

    • phylli dunn JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      I believe that the street-level plan will cause more congestion

    • jill teitelman JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      this is a TERRIBLE idea to put all that traffic into the local stream


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