Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Protected bike lanes

Construction barrels block cars and a sign encourages park users to stay 6 feet apart on Parkman Drive next to Jamaica Pond on April 11, 2020. Photo courtesy of Sarah Freeman.

Plans for Boston’s ‘Healthy Streets’ Initiative Expected Later This Week

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On Tuesday, the City of Boston briefly published a new website with tentative plans for its “healthy streets” initiative, which would make tactical changes to city streets to provide more room for safe physical distancing among pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. City officials had discussed the overall strategy at a City Council hearing earlier this […]
A map illustrates one of 11 design options under analysis for the "Connect Downtown" project to improve bike and pedestrian connections into and across downtown Boston. Option 1-A would create a separated bike facilities running counter-clockwise around the Public Garden, and a new southbound protected bike lane on Tremont Street downtown. Map courtesy of the City of Boston; photo by Elena Huisman.

City Wants You To Weigh In: What’s the Best Way To ‘Connect Downtown’?

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On Thursday evening, the City of Boston’s Transportation Department revealed conceptual designs for pedestrian improvements and high-quality bikeways across the Common and downtown Boston at an open house for its “Connect Downtown” project. “Connect Downtown” aims to extend the Southwest Corridor that runs from Forest Hills to Back Bay and connects Jamaica Plain and Roxbury […]