Tag Archives: bicycle lane

Harvard Bridge connection to the PDW path: proposed improvement

TweetLet’s look at how well bicycle routes around the Boston end of the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue bridge over the Charles River) might be improved.. Here is a Google maps overview of the area. There are two special bicycle routes … Continue reading

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Sheet of ice draws praise from advocates

TweetThe headline of the Boston Globe article with this picture is “Snowbank becomes accidental hero for area cyclists”. The shiny area in the bikeway is meltwater from said snowbank. When the temperature drops below freezing, the meltwater becomes a sheet … Continue reading

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Vision realistic

TweetFrom an e-mail about the 2016 Progress Report of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition: Based on our assessment, the City has made progress, but the City will need to dedicate more capital resources and funding for staff in order to … Continue reading

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My comments on the North Washington Street Bridge project

TweetThe comments below were addressed to Patricia Leavenworth, Chief Engineer at MassDOT. ATTN: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 604173 Dear Ms. Leavenworth: I attended the 75% design about the North Washington Street bridge project on October 19, and I … Continue reading

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Arlington Center Safe Travel Project update

TweetArlington Center has presented a major problem for the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway (rail trail) since its opening. For people who are not familiar with the situation in Arlington Center, the rail line passed diagonally through the middle of town, crossing … Continue reading

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My opinions on the bills before the Massachusetts General Court

TweetI can’t go to the Wednesday, January 6 hearing on transportation bills, because I’ll be out of town on business, but here’s my take (and be sure to read through to the last bill on which I comment: it’s one … Continue reading

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Mass Ave, Arlington, and two approaches to bicycling

TweetThis article is about Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, but at a deeper level, it is about two very different approaches to bicycling. I’ll start by recalling Massachusetts Avenue as it used to be. Massachusetts Avenue was striped with two lanes. … Continue reading

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Some Plain Talk about Plainville

TweetThe town manager in Plainville, Massachusetts, has complained about a new bike lane which has been installed in connection with upgrading of a casino by the side of Washington Street, US Route 1. He thinks that the bike lane should … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Avenue victory?

TweetI submitted the following comments in response to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading

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Bike Lane Goes Under

TweetA new version of Google Street View allows views of the same location at different times, very helpful in tracing the history of road projects. The view below of Massachusetts Avenue eastbound, just east of Harrison Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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