New Bike Lanes On Mass Ave!

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 29

Looks like the long awaited bike lanes on the Boston side of the Mass Ave bridge got painted some time in the last couple days. They are paint, and not thermo-plastic so they probably will need a refresh next year, and the bike symbols are not in yet, but its good to see them. I rode them Cambridge bound today (sorry too cold to stop and take a picture), and will ride them Boston bound tonight. So far they are having all the problems new bike lanes have (people driving in them, people parking in them), but that always happens when new bike lanes go in. I did see several cyclists using them, and its nice to see the bike lane system starting to become an interconnected system. Instead of a series of random bits of lane.

Anyone else have give them a try yet? Thoughts? Pictures?


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3 Responses to “New Bike Lanes On Mass Ave!”

  1. By William Furr on Dec 29, 2011 | Reply

    Finally! Do they go all the way from the bridge to the T stop? I had heard the city was going to remove parking on one side of Mass Ave for them. Did that happen?

  2. By Mark on Dec 29, 2011 | Reply

    Not being thermoplastic paint is good in two ways – too cold for a durable application, and big changes need inexpensive testing. Real testing won’t happen until students and vacationers return and we get some snow. If changes were made a month ago, merchants would riot due to lost holiday business.

  3. By DK on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yahoo! I hope to live to see the day when we have a continuous bike path from Arlington Center to the South End!!

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