Jamaica Pond: Meeting on Improving Bike Access, Pedestrian Safety Tuesday

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Officials on Friday confirmed a toxic outreak of blue-green algae in Jamaica Pond, which remains closed to swimming and boating.

A public meeting to discuss access and safety enhancements to Jamaica Pond will be led by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Boston's Parks and Recreation Department Tuesday, April 11.

The meeting will specifically discuss how to enhance Perkins Street and Parkman Drive, which are both access points to Jamaica Pond. The DCR presentation will reveal designs for enhancing and improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The plan will also include measures for calming traffic, according to a DCR press release.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Hunnewell Building in the Arnold Arboretum Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Project designs will be made available on the DCR's website following the meeting.

 

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