New Bike Infrastructure All Over Town

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 17

New bike corral in Alston

New sharrows all over china town and in front of Emerson near the common. As well as new signs telling bikers how far away various things are.

Anyone notice anything else?

I have been seeing an astronomical number of new riders out there, all I can say, is more and better infrastructure! Build baby build, lets cover this town in bike lanes, and sharrows, and cycle tracks, and signs, and in general redesign the entire place to be pedestrian and cyclist and public transportation friendly.

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8 Responses to “New Bike Infrastructure All Over Town”

  1. By newarchivist on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    There are new sharrows (a day or two old) eastbound on Boylston, between Charles and Tremont. I appreciate it. However, do they seem placed too close to the curb?

    This morning, they were either blocked by trucks or in the door zone of said trucks.

  2. By fdgddfg on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, and all those nice circles painted on comm ave.

    You know what’s hysterical? The fact that they put down those effing circles, but they couldn’t be bothered to fix the heavily damaged icons denoting the bike lanes, especially eastbound after the BU bridge – many of the markings are completely destroyed. But hey, there’s those markings reminding us NO EXCUSES

  3. By Dotbiker on Oct 18, 2012 | Reply

    There’s new Sharrow’s on Morton Street running through Mattapan. But still on the punch list is replacing the Sharrows that were paved over a year ago on Dot Ave from Gallivan Blvd to Richmond Street. UGH!!! The changed a lane to a sharrow on Blue Hill Ave at Columbia. Apparently too many cars were just using it anyway…

  4. By dotriderblog on Oct 18, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yeah the put lanes/sharrows alternately on Neponset Avenue in Dot as well. One bad thing is they moved the double yellow on Freeport Street to make a parking lane on it for the car dealer there…Don’t quite get why they did that…

  5. By Hugh on Oct 18, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with the Dorchester voices, the most noticeable aspect of Boston’s improvements is that there is still no “arterial” route to connect Mass Ave with Dorchester Lower Mills and the east/west bike corridor in Milton.

    I’ll admit my bias, but I’d prefer that they build and improve where there is virtually no infrastructure (lower Dot Ave and Washington St) rather than continue to gild the lily downtown.

  6. By rosirat on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply

    bike lanes on cummins in Roslindale this past september – hope they extend them all the way down to mattapan.

  7. By rosirat on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply

    oh – also – these past few months, there’s been a huge surge in cyclists on longwood ave from brookline into boston. just sit at the riverway crossing during the morning rush hour – it’s like10-20 bikes waiting at a light. there are so many cyclists that the brookline police have stationed a bike cop there (who unfortunately is there to apparently hand out tickets)

  8. By Fenway on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply

    Brookline Avenue through the LMA will be getting alternating buffered bike lanes/sharrows by the end of the year. Or at least that is BTD/BostonBikes goal.

    Aggravated that money went into the helmet PSA markings instead of repairing existing markings or funding new ones. The health and safety benefits of lanes markings, in my opinion, outweigh trying to convince people to wear helmets.

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