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Riding The New Bike Lanes On The BU Bridge

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 29

Some great video from Greg over at his site documenting the new bike lanes on the BU bridge. Thanks Greg!


Cambridge to Boston


Boston to Cambridge

Motor traffic moved quite swimmingly over the BU Bridge today as I rode over on my bicycle in its brand-spanking-new freshly painted bike lanes; not quite the “spur” of “road rage” Boston Globe columnist Stephanie Ebbert predicted some two years ago that I was looking forward to seeing. Have a look for yourself:

Read more of Greg’s great analysis here.


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Livable Streets BU Bridge Update

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 21

from the email this morning, looks pretty sweet!

 

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Today, the BU Bridge construction is complete! Bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings are in!

 

2008                                this morning, 2011

LivableStreets has worked non-stop for the past three years to ensure that the Charles River bridges are designed to better accommodate biking, walking, and transit. Why? When the Massachusetts Legislature committed $3 billion dollars to reconstruct deficient bridges across Massachusetts, there were no plans to improve conditions for biking and walking on bridges across the Charles River.

 

Thanks to your signatures on postcards, your attendance at events, your voice at public meetings, all coalition partners, and your donations to LivableStreets, together, we are winning ground-breaking victories that challenge the status quo.

 

This is a major victory. Improvements to the BU Bridge have created a new vital link, providing more transportation options and new opportunities to integrate physical activity into our daily lives. We are witnessing a growing wave of interest in walking, bicycling, public transit and livable communities. This is a great time to show your support for better biking, walking, and public transit. Join LivableStreets today!

 

Today and tomorrow – Wednesday and Thursday – LivableStreets Ambassadors will be out on the BU Bridge between 8 and 9 AM giving out goodies and collecting thank you postcards to send to transportation officials to thank them for the new bridge. Come celebrate with us!

 

The BU Bridge used to be the major obstacle in my commute to the Longwood Medical Area,” LivableStreets member Emily Blood tells us. “Now I’ll bike more often, and it will be so much safer to cross.


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BU Bridge Bike Lanes

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 20

Got a tip in the email today about the BU Bridge bike lanes. Thanks John.

I have word that the BU bridge will be getting its final striped tonight.

Anyone notice new paint on their commute?


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Preivew Of BU Bridge Bike Lanes

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 07

Greg has a great preview and discussion about the future BU bike lanes over on his blog.

here is a taste

If you’ve been biking anywhere near the BU bridge (or BU for that matter) in the past few years, you might have noticed it’s a big spattered mess of construction (like the Big Dig smack in the middle of BU’s campus).

But something was different about the BU Bridge when I biked over it a few days ago; it was freshly paved, and all the construction crews I’ve grown accustomed to seeing on it over the past few years were gone. Cones were set up on both sides leaving a temporary shoulder about the width of a bike lane…that’s right, a bike lane. On the BU Bridge.

See the rest here!


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Cops Ticketing Red Light Runners on BU Bridge

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 23

I have gotten multiple reports of people being ticketed for running reds on the BU bridge.

Edit: The rest of this post somehow got eaten here is the rest below.

I am glad they are ticketing these people, this intersection is a nightmare and maybe a little directed enforcement would help people remember to value their own lives. That being said I hope they are also ticketing drivers, and at least talking to the pedestrians (can we please get a better j-walking ticket $1 dollar just doesn’t cut the mustard).


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