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In an effort to improve cycling safety, the city of Cambridge has restricted left turns in Inman square.
Effective November 3rd, the Department of Traffic, Parking, and Transportation will restrict several left turn movements in Inman Square in order to improve the safe operation of this complex intersection.
The following turning movement prohibitions will go into effect on this date:
– No left turn from Hampshire Street southbound (towards Kendall Square) to Cambridge Street eastbound.
– No left turn from Hampshire Street northbound (towards Somerville) to Cambridge Street westbound
– No left turn from Cambridge Street westbound to Antrim Street southbound.
In coming months, the Department will study the impacts of these changes on safety in Inman Square as well as evaluating the impacts on surrounding intersections and neighborhoods.
Variable message boards and advance warning signs will be in place to advise drivers of the change.
For more information on safety improvements in Inman Square, please visit our Inman Square Transportation Safety page.
Tags: cambridge, inman square, no left turn
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A bunch of big wigs will be on hand to celebrate the second phase of the Comm. Ave. improvement project. Come check it out.
From Livable Streets:
This Friday, we are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of the second phase of the Commonwealth Ave project!
If you are available, join Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Federal Highway Division Administrator Jeff McEwen, Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin, Boston University President Robert Brown and others to break ground on the second phase of the Commonwealth Avenue improvement project.
Commonwealth Ave Groundbreaking
Friday, October 28, 3:00 pm
@ 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
This project is an important example of LivableStreets’ larger vision of a seamless network of improved streets across greater Boston that are safe and convenient for all. To learn more about our work to improve the designs for Commonwealth Ave, click here.
Tags: Comm. Ave, ground breaking, improvements, livable streets, politics
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Hubway is about to hit five million (!!) rides, and to celebrate they want to give away some goodies to the 5 millionth rider!
Tags: 5 million rides!, hubway, prizes!
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They are tearing up Mass Ave for the next couple weeks…sigh, here is how to deal with it, from the city:
|The city will begin construction on Massachusetts Ave from Boylston St to Westland Ave. During the construction, the roadway will be milled then paved with a temporary surface and re-striped with limited* and temporary markings.
For the next month, the area will be more uncomfortable for anyone who is biking or driving in the construction zone. If you are biking in the area, please consider taking this alternative route. If you are driving in the area, please be aware that there is an active construction site and you may need to shift lanes.
|Please bear with us during construction. Once construction is complete, the roadway will be re-paved and striped with the final markings.
*The temporary markings will be limited to the double yellow centerline and dashed white lines to designate travel lanes.
This is a special alert about the Vision Zero project on Mass Ave. Vision Zero Boston is the City of Boston’s commitment to focus the city’s resources on proven strategies to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by 2030.
Tags: Construction, detour, go around, mass ave.
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What the hell…so now they have put down some kind of jogging sharrows? It looks to me an awful lot like the juggalo logo…
…yea then there are these.
Literally three signs cut up and duct taped back together, with sharpie clarification…what the actual hell.
There is about seven of these all facing the Boston side. I guess the idea is that all the pedestrians are supposed to walk on one side of the tiny sidewalk that is currently being shared by cyclists and pedestrians.
Only about a million problems with this. There is no signs facing the Cambridge side, so people walking from that direction have no idea what is going on. Then there is the problem that…people walk on the right, its been put into their heads forever.
These are clearly not standard signs, they had to jury rig them together from parts. As far as I can see over the last couple days not a single pedestrian has noticed the signs (or they have seen them and not understood what they are supposed to do). No one is moving to the left, and no one gives a single shit about those signs.
This is like part four or five in the saga of “you can’t fix shitty design with signs.”
The solution remains simple, and has been the same since the construction started. CLOSE THE BRIDGE TO CARS, have cyclists ride in the damn road where they belong, and leave the sidewalk to the pedestrians, the road could still be open to emergency travel, and the whole thing would run so much smoother. The Longfellow has always been used by a majority of non-car users, and the infrastructure should reflect this.
Tags: clusterfuck, Longfellow, poor design, signs
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