The following announcement comes from the Boston Bikes program out of City Hall. The shared bike lane markings will be put down once Salem Street is paved in mid-October.
THE CITY OF BOSTON WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT IT WILL BE INSTALLING BIKE PAVEMENT MARKINGS ON SALEM STREET FROM CROSS STREET TO CHARTER STREET
Shared lane markings – Shared lane markings are pavement markings that designate the road for shared use between cyclists and drivers.
Why install bike facilities? The Cross Street Hubway station is one of the most popular stations in the entire system. The markings are aimed to provide a safe alternative to Hanover Street. The plan is consistent with recommendations in the Boston Bike Network Plan.
What about safety? Bike facilities are proven to make the roads safer for all users. They do so in the following ways:
- Designate a safe riding zone for cyclists;
- Encourage cars to drive at slower, safer speeds;
- Encourage cyclists to bicycle and drivers to drive more respectfully and predictably; and,
- Make pedestrians and drivers more aware of cyclists.
What are the project limits and scope? Cross Street to Charter Street
What is involved with installation? Work typically takes place over 1-3 nights
Will parking be impacted? No parking will be removed.
Will traffic be impacted? No travel lanes will be removed and traffic will not be impacted by this project.
Contact Nicole Freedman, Bike Programs Director, 617-918-4456, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Bikes is part of Mayor Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all.