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.
In a memorandum dismissing the case, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Maureen Hogan observed that, contrary to the plaintiff's claims, the Cycling Safety Ordinance "does not prohibit individuals from visiting any businesses or residences, and the Plaintiffs have not plausibly suggested facts to the contrary."
As of Friday morning, Gonneville said that the T had lifted the global speed restrictions on the Orange, Red, and Blue Lines (although extensive local slow zones still remain); however, the Green and Mattapan light rail lines remained under a global 25 mph speed limit.
The city plans "protected bike lanes in both directions, following the anticipated completion of sewer separation work in 2024,” a spokesperson from Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s office told Streetsblog.