The first public meeting of the Forest Hills Casey Overpass Project is this coming Wednesday April 6th in the Agassiz School. This meeting will start with an Open House from 6:00-6:30, where the public can view display boards of the history of this area, current conditions, and other interesting info while having access to the project planners and engineers for one on one discussions. Following that will be a presentation by the planners and engineers, followed by time for questions. A Working Advisory Group has been formed composed of numerous local community leaders and advocates, including myself, and we will be accessible as well.
It's my impression that there will not be specific alternative designs shown at this point since they are still in the data collection phase, and because they want to use these public meetings and the Working Advisory Group to zero in on what the community wants, which is all the more reason for you to become involved and engaged in this process as soon as possible, especially given the accelerated timeline of the design process (only six months). We will certainly be advocating for cyclists needs, but as this project impacts us and many of our neighbors in signficant ways, we should all do our part to look out for the needs of the community.
A website for the project has been created by MassDOT here: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/caseyoverpass/. This site has a project description, relevant documents, and more details on this meeting.
Please also see our blog post where you can provide feedback on what you think of cycling (and other) conditions in this area here: http://jpbikes.ning.com/profiles/blogs/please-comment-on-casey. If you have any questions at all for me, please contact me using the "contact" link at the top of the JP Bikes website. Thanks