Biking in Boston

HelloBostonHi

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Yes, looks real good, and I would definitely use this over riding on Melnea Cass for connecting with Washington St. Interestingly, as many times as I've heard that a bike lane would be added to Ruggles, I always thought it was for the other section, running between Columbus and Huntington. I hope something is also done there, as there is no great connection from the Orange Line Station to LMA via bike.
That section is horrible, cars go speeding down there at 30mph+ and there is no clear distinction between there being one lane or two lanes and absolutely no bike facilities. It actually even used to have a bike lane and they took it out to widen the lanes for the buses at Ruggles. As you say it's a prime LMA connection and a connector for a lot of residents trying to get to Fenway area so I hope they do something about it. Lots of ROW available for it
 

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One very easy quick fix for the Ruggles-to-Fenway link would be to stripe a contraflow lane for a short stretch of Leon St. Over the summer I found myself salmoning up Leon for 50 ft, cutting across Centennial Common, then riding up Forsyth St to the Fenway path system via what appears on Google Maps as the "Stony Brook Sewer Easement".
 

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One very easy quick fix for the Ruggles-to-Fenway link would be to stripe a contraflow lane for a short stretch of Leon St. Over the summer I found myself salmoning up Leon for 50 ft, cutting across Centennial Common, then riding up Forsyth St to the Fenway path system via what appears on Google Maps as the "Stony Brook Sewer Easement".
I enjoy the phrase salmoning up Leon St... It's also a super popular street to ride the wrong way on a bike which to me indicates some latent demand for that connection. It is a much nicer way to go and that street is absolutely wide enough for a contraflow lane... But who owns that street? Genuinely not sure
 

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I enjoy the phrase salmoning up Leon St... It's also a super popular street to ride the wrong way on a bike which to me indicates some latent demand for that connection. It is a much nicer way to go and that street is absolutely wide enough for a contraflow lane... But who owns that street? Genuinely not sure
Based on the city's assessing map, Leon is owned by Northeastern. Greenleaf Street and Speare Place are as well.
 

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