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Map of the existing and proposed radial thoroughfares of the district and their connections

Author: Shurcliff, Arthur A.
Publisher: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Date: 1909
Location: Massachusetts

Dimensions: 68.0 x 82.0 cm.
Scale: 1:63,360
Call Number: MAPART COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

A comprehensive plan for improving traffic in the growing Boston urban area was submitted to the Metropolitan Improvements Commission in 1909 by Shurtleff, a visionary landscape architect. His scheme was simple, logical, and much ahead of its time.

He proposed widening the radial roads emanating from the core and intersecting them with a series of concentric ring roads. Shown here are the existing and proposed radial roads.

Biographical note: né Shurtleff, name changed in 1930.

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