The City of Boston has been selected as a recipient of a $15.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER discretionary grant, to fund alternative transportation projects under the “Connect Historic Boston” initiative.
“Connect Historic Boston” will create safe, attractive, and easy-to-navigate pedestrian and bicycle connections between two of Boston’s most prominent assets: the public transit system and the City’s historic treasures. TIGER grant funding has the potential to generate a sea change in the use of alternative transportation modes by residents and visitors to experience Boston’s rich history. The projects will reinvigorate local businesses and generate a new slate of tourism-related jobs. Funding from the TIGER grant will be used for the reconstruction of a decades-old and inadequate system of paths and sidewalks that bring people to and from Boston’s historic sites. Designs are ready for four major projects: The Blackstone Block, Constitution Road, Joy Street and a Connect Historic Boston Bike trail.
TIGER Press Release (PDF)