Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Protected bike lanes

A sketch of the bus and bike lane improvements that the City of Somerville implemented on Broadway this summer. Courtesy of the City of Somerville.

Voters Living Near Somerville’s New Bus Lanes Overwhelmingly Back Their Proponent

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Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, who backed the rollout of an ambitious all-day, bidirectional bus lane on Broadway in Somerville during an election year, won a commanding majority of votes in the three wards immediately adjacent to the bus lane project, according to preliminary election results. The results suggest that the opponents of the city’s “Winter […]
The current eastbound bike lane on Cambridge Street in Allston is pictured in September 2019. The City of Boston and MassDOT are planning to add flexposts to separate the street's bike lanes from vehicular traffic.

Boston Plans Separation, Traffic Calming For White-Knuckle Allston Bike Lanes

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The Boston Transportation Department is planning “near-term” changes to Cambridge Street in Allston between Harvard Avenue and the Charles River, where paint-only bike lanes currently guide cyclists through a series of intimidating merges with speeding vehicles headed to and from the Massachusetts Turnpike. In an open house last Tuesday, staff from the Boston Transportation Department […]