If you suggested Kennedy Boulevard should be twice as wide as it is, or have half the driveways or a passenger rail line, chances are good that you would hear from some concerned neighbors. But would anything less dramatic really make a difference on this heavily traveled corridor?
If the MPO’s Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Study is any judge, there is value in the sum of many small projects. Part of the MPO’s county-wide congestion management program, the analysis got into the nitty-gritty details of what slows Kennedy down. It also reopened a decade-old discussion on the street’s potential to be a gateway boulevard for the city.