The City has started changing the traffic lines on Commercial Street to accomodate bike lanes running both North and South around the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. In order to make space for the 5’ bike lanes, one Southbound vehicle lane is being removed. The proposal to “buffer” one bike lane inside of the parked cars against the curb was scrapped due to concerns of losing parking spaces. The regular bike lanes being installed will not remove any parking spaces.
Shown below are the Segway tours that started using the lanes right away, even with the temporary markings.