A crowd of over 100 street safety advocates spent a pleasant morning in one of Boston’s Olmsted parks (albeit one that’s largely been paved over to give drivers more places to get stuck in traffic) as they created a “people-protected bike lane” on Fenway and Brookline Avenue during the morning rush hour.
As reported previously, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently repaved and restriped Fenway and Park Drive in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue near the Landmark Center to add short sections of new bike lanes that extend roughly one thousand feet south of Brookline Avenue on Park Drive and Fenway.
District Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen said that "I have become increasingly convinced that it is indeed possible - not only possible, but really essential - that we include protected bike lanes on Highland Ave."
The study team found that the average level of fine particulate pollution on Boston's underground subway platforms was 139.8 micrograms per cubic meter – a level of pollution that's categorized as "unhealthy" under the EPA's air quality index.
The complaint alleges that "the RIDOT plan to dismantle the central bus hub in Kennedy Plaza... will impose additional and unnecessary transfers, longer commute times and system confusion for thousands of riders."