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The City is circulating this flyer about bike lanes coming to Freeport and shared lanes on Ashmont and Adams.
Mayor Menino’s Boston Bikes
Bike Lane Installation on Multiple Streets
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014
THE CITY OF BOSTON WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT IT PLANS TO INSTALL BIKE PAVEMENT MARKINGS ON ADAMS STREET, ASHMONT STREET AND FREEPORT STREET.
The City of Boston will be installing the following types of bike facilities:
Shared lane markings – Shared lane markings are pavement markings that designate the road for shared
use between cyclists and drivers. Adams Street and Ashmont Street only employ shared lane markings.
Bike lanes – Bike lanes are sections of road designated for exclusive use by cyclists. Freeport Street is a combination of shared lane markings and bike lanes. On Freeport Street, green paint is occasionally used to highlight the bike lane through complex intersections.
Why install bike facilities? These bike facilities are designed to support bicycle traffic within Dorchester and along major commuting corridors. All facilities are part of the Bike Network Plan.
What about safety? Bike facilities make the roads safer for all users in the following ways:
Designate a safe riding zone for cyclists;
Encourage cars to drive at slower, safer speeds;
Encourage cyclists to bicycle more respectfully and predictably; and,
Make pedestrians and drivers more aware of cyclists.
What are the project limits and scope?
Adams Street: Bowdoin Street to Neponset Avenue
Ashmont Street: Dorchester Avenue to Neponset Avenue
Freeport Street: Dorchester Avenue to Tenean Street and Tenean Street from Freeport Street to Conely Street
When does installation happen? Work typically takes place during the day or night over 1-3 days.
Will parking be impacted? No parking will be removed along any of the roadways.
Will traffic be impacted? No travel lanes will be removed and traffic will not be impacted.
Contact Nicole Freedman, Bike Programs Director, 617-918-4456, [email protected]
Boston Bikes is part of Mayor Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all.
Tags: Bike Lanes, Dorchester, sharrows
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Got this report, anyone got pictures?
Sharrows have been installed from Longwood Avenue to The Fenway on Palace
Road in the Longwood Medical Area. One hopes the promised Brookline Avenue
lanes and sharrows will soon follow suit.
Tags: palace road, sharrows
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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.
Tags: bike corral, bike signs, sharrows
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I saw new lanes and sharrows on North Harvard, and new on street bike parking corrals in union and davis square!
I wasn’t able to get pics, but its awesome that Somerville is putting in some very nice on street bike parking.
Anyone else notice these?
Tags: bike corrals, Bike Lanes, sharrows, wooo!
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I saw some new sharrows on columbus on the way heading downtown today, and the seaport area looks like its getting new sharrows and bike lanes. I have also heard that Hubway is going to have some stations in the “innovation” district. Anyone else spot any new thermoplastic, or the markings indicating that more is on its way?
Tags: Bike Lanes, sharrows, thermo plastic
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