Tag Archives: Massachusetts Avenue

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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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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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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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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Boston’s Western Avenue Cycle Track — correcting the public record

TweetAccording to official and published sources, Boston’s Western Avenue cycle track: is 0.58 miles long was built in 2009, or 2010, or 2011. had no reported crashes in the time of the 2009-2012 Boston Cyclist Safety Report. improves safety, connectivity … Continue reading

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Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue Follow-Up

Tweet[Note: this post has been updated thanks to Charlie Denison’s correct identification of the direction from which the bicyclist approached the intersection.] This post follows from my previous post about the right-hook collision of a garbage truck with a bicyclist … Continue reading

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