Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Street Design

New flexpost-protected bike lanes have been installed on the Craigie Bridge in front of the Boston Museum of Science, seen in this August 8 photograph looking south towards Boston.

Eyes on the Street: New Bikeways on Charles River Dam

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One of the first stories that StreetsblogMASS covered was a May public meeting on MassDOT’s plans for a road diet and new flexpost-protected bike lanes on Craigie Bridge (also known as Charles River Dam Road) in front of the Boston Museum of Science. Eyes on the street: the new flexpost-protected bike lanes have been installed […]
The cover image from the 2019 MassDOT Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

Meet Your New Massachusetts Bike and Pedestrian Plans

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Last month, MassDOT released its new statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan and a separate Statewide Pedestrian Transportation Plan, the culmination of a two-year planning effort organized around the vision of making biking and walking “a safe, comfortable, and convenient option” for everyone in Massachusetts. The state is also putting some significant money on the table to make […]
Powder House Boulevard at the southern edge of the Tufts University campus in Somerville, pictured in May 2019.

Parking Trumps Bike Lanes on Powder House... for Now

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In a more conciliatory public meeting Wednesday night, city officials raised the possibility of installing a one-way protected bike lane on Powder House Boulevard in 2020, and emphasized the expected safety benefits of traffic-calming measures that are being installed on the street this summer. While safety advocates and bicyclists in particular have been focused on […]