The City of Boston will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 23 to celebrate the completion of Connect Historic Boston.

This three-year project was made up of several parts:

  1. Expanded sidewalks in the Blackstone Block.
  2. Construction of the green, separated Connect Historic Bike Trail along Staniford Street, Causeway Street, Commercial Street, and Atlantic Avenue.
  3. Rebuilding of Joy Street as a shared roadway without a curb on one side to slow vehicular traffic and increase pedestrian safety.
  4. Reconstructing Constitution Road in Charlestown with a separated cycle track through the area.

The construction caused a lot of headaches over the past few years, in the North End / Waterfront in particular, there was much frustration during the cycle track construction.

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Now that Connect Historic Boston is complete, are you happy with the results? Was it worth it? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I’m surprised by the large number of “No” votes. I live in Charlestown and commute by bike or foot most days of the week (bus on the other days) and I have gotten so much use out of nearly every aspect of Connect Historic Boston. It’s made my commute (and a good amount of my leisure walking/riding) far more pleasant and it makes me feel a lot safer too. I would love to see more projects like this in other areas of the city.

    • As a pedestrian I find the bike lanes to create more of a hazard. The majority of people on bikes that I encounter DO NOT OBEY traffic laws and just fly on by when the light is red and the walk sign is on for pedestrians to cross.

      • This has always been an issue even before bike lanes. The bike lanes were made to protect bicyclers from cards, but nothing has been done to protect pedestrians from bicyclers. This has become particularly more acute when bicyclers have been removed from traffic lanes and feel that they are unrestrained by traffic rules. Citations might be the answer. Using 311 at some of the worst places for violations might help local police focus on intersections that are the worst.

        • Do you really think a 311 call or even a 911 call would help this problem? The police are not going to have a car or an officer on foot tagging bike riders who run red lights . until a pedestrian is seriously injured or killed by a bike we need to be extra cautious. a couple of weeks ago I had a bike rider in the bike lane in front of the Haymarket T station (surface road) scream at me for not moving fast enough when I was crossing the street WITH THE WALK signal because he had to stop and wait. for me

  2. +1 for boston getting its act together. The bike lanes are a huge relief from having to ride along with unsafe motorists. While I certainly agree that there are cyclists who don’t follow the rules, the same can be said for drivers and peds. I thinks it’s important to remember we’re all on the same team and creating safe alternatives to driving around our fair city is an improvement for everyone!

    • If we were all on the same team we would not be having this debate.Lets face it the mentality is it’s us vs them.Bicyclists vs cars,vs pedestrian safety.How will the geniuses at City Hall find a solution to the problem? Add scooters to the mix.

  3. If we were all on the same team we would not be having this debate.Lets face it the mentality is it’s us vs them.Bicyclists vs cars,vs pedestrian safety.How will the geniuses at City Hall find a solution to the problem? Add scooters to the mix.

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