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New Bike Facilities Coming To Dorchester

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 15

The City is circulating this flyer about bike lanes coming to Freeport and shared lanes on Ashmont and Adams.

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NOTIFICATION

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.

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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.

 


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Palace Road Sharrows Installed

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 17

Got this report, anyone got pictures?

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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.


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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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More Bike Infrastructure!

Written by Boston Biker on May 10

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?


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Its Thermoplastic Season: New Sharrows On Columbus, Lines Going Down In Seaport

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 30

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?


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Museum Road Sharrows

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 19

Got a report today that Museum road got sharrows, anyone got pics? Can anyone confirm about Ruggles? Thanks again Fenway for another great tip.

Museum Road finally got its sharrows painted today.

I assume Ruggles Street must have have gotten its markings today as well, given the proximity of the project, but haven’t confirmed that yet.


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New Bike Lanes On Ruggles

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 13

Got the following report.

Ruggles Street was recently repaved and, at least, as of this afternoon has lanes from Ruggles Station to Columbus Avenue. From Ruggles Station to Huntington Avenue there are spray painted sharrows and crosswalks awaiting the next round of thermoplastic.

Anyone have pictures of this yet?

Thanks Fenway for the tip.

You can also see some new sharrows on South Huntington over at The Hum’s blog.


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Pictures Of Dot Ave Sharrows

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 13

Phil sent me this fine picture.

A photo of one of the sharo’s just north of Peabody Square

Thanks Phil!


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The Word On The Street

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    • Compass Rose Head Badge Attached September 29, 2014
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    • Somerville Bike Lanes Get The Green Paint Treatment September 29, 2014
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    • Visibility When The Sun Is Low In The Sky In Autumn September 25, 2014
      TweetVisibility is often a problem when driving a car. Many things can reduce visibility. Some of them are man-made and others are caused by nature. Driving in autumn is an example of the latter. Late in the day, the sun … Continue reading →
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    • Visibility When The Sun Is Low In The Sky In Autumn September 25, 2014
      TweetVisibility is often a problem when driving a car. Many things can reduce visibility. Some of them are man-made and others are caused by nature. Driving in autumn is an example of the latter. Late in the day, the sun … Continue reading →
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    • Bicycles As Part Of A Business Model September 22, 2014
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    • Commonwealth Ave, Phase 2A: “to, through, or around” September 20, 2014
      TweetA lot of bright people have been discussing the upcoming rebuild of Commonwealth Avenue lately, because the city plans to forge ahead blindly with a bad design.  The fundamental issues are these: The city is refusing to even attempt to … Continue reading →
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