The folks over at the Cambridge Historical Society must agree that with so much discussion of the T, it's a great time to look back at other debates in the history of transportation in our area. They recently blogged about the Inner Belt, a proposed interstate that would have complemented the Central Artery to form a loop around and through the inner Boston area, including Cambridge. The project was debated from the 1950's through the 1970's and ultimately rejected. CHS will host a series of three lectures in April about the Inner Belt.
Here at Cambridge Considered, you can expect a post about the significance of bridges in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. I'll be updating soon with information about how bridges affected social, political, economic, and legal change.
In non-transportation news, I'm also working on a post about Antidisestablishmentarianism in Cambridge. Stay tuned!