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Senate and House Havern Bill 1909
may save the Uplands from ruthless clear cutting
Study bill of hydrology, flooding, traffic, and a dedicated lane will bring careful environmental scrutiny to the severe problems on the northwest corridor.
— added to website May 17, 2006

Now is the time to pass the Havern Senate Bill 1909 to preserve our natural resources.

This bill will enable convergence area of Route 2 (from Park Street) and I6 (through Arlngton) to breath before massive development kills all vegetation and urban wildlife, completely pollutes the air and waterways, and makes the flood plain even more precarious to live on and around.

The Bill is in House Ways and Means.

Here are the ones to call and advocate with.
Your opinion counts.
Click on members' names for phone and other contact info.

Note: Alice Wolf of Cambridge.

Room 237
State House
Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-2380

It shall be the duty of the committee on Ways and Means to consider all legislation affecting the finances of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred thereto.

Members appointed to the committee:

DeLeo of Winthrop
St. Fleur of Boston
Vallee of Franklin
Speliotis of Danvers
Hynes of Marshfield
Kennedy of Brockton
Fox of Boston
Connolly of Everett
Kafka of Sharon
Goguen of Fitchburg
Greene of Billerica
Quinn of Dartmouth
Fennell of Lynn
Garry of Dracut
Naughton of Clinton
Creedon of Brockton
Finegold of Andover
Wolf of Cambridge
Malia of Boston
Timilty of Milton
Linsky of Natick
Falzone of Saugus
Gobi of Spencer
Kane of Holyoke
Grant of Beverly
Lantigua of Lawrence
deMacedo of Plymouth
Evangelidis of Holden
Frost of Auburn
Loscocco of Holliston
Polito of Shrewsbury
Webster of Hanson

SENATE, No. 1909

By Mr. Havern, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1909) of Robert A. Havern, Steven A. Tolman, Alice K. Wolf and Diane Mahon for legislation relative to a study by the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction. Transportation  
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the Year Two Thousand and Five.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction shall conduct a comprehensive planning study of the area known as Alewife along and adjacent to State Route 2, from the intersection of State Route 2 and State Route 16 in the City of Cambridge to Park Avenue in the towns of Arlington and Belmont.

This study shall include but not be limited to issues of development, traffic, flood control, hydrology, air quality, pedestrian safety and the addition of a dedicated lane for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and buses on State Route 2, to alleviate rush hour traffic delays.

Furthermore, the study shall commence with a study of the area bordered by the Route 2 Eastbound off ramp at Lake Street in the Town of Belmont, formerly the site of MDC Skating Rink, for the purpose of using said site for flood storage and control.

Within thirty (30) days of passage of this act, the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction shall submit a report to the clerks of the House and Senate detailing a plan concerning the implementation of said studies.

SECTION 2. The issuance of state highway access permits shall be prohibited along the sections of State Route 2 from the intersection of State Route 2 and State Route 16 in the City of Cambridge to Park Avenue in the Towns of Arlington and Belmont, until the completion of said studies.