This last bullet is the part currently being worked on.In my experience, the best way is:
- Melnea Cass Blvd sidepath. There's just one path (sidewalk) between Harrison and Hampden. But, then the separated sidepath continues to Mass Ave.
- From Mass Ave, take the sidewalk adjacent to the Mass Ave Connector and the sidewalk adjacent to the I-93 frontage road. It sucks, and you should hope it's not a particularly "active" time for the people who unfortunately spend time there, but it's better than trying to bike on the basically highways of the area.
- When you get to Albany Street, I recommend crossing at the crosswalk, and then biking along the sidepath/sidewalk
- Then take the crosswalks and sidewalks to get from Albany Street, under I-93, to the paths through Channel Park
Here's the description of the project:
The nice part will be the bike lanes that form a circle between 4th and Broadway bridges, and the path along Foundry St that can get you to the path behind Gillette or over to the lanes on A Street.
Agreed entirely.I am generally outspoken against riding on the sidewalk, and think that, absent separated infrastructure, us cyclists should generally be vehicular cyclists. Here is an exception though. The roads are a death trap of highways. The "sidewalks" and "sidepaths" are supposedly part of the Bay Harbor Trail, fairly wide at parts, with long blocks, and not a ton of pedestrians (outside of Methadone Mile). Plus many of the quasi-highways are one-way going the wrong way. So, for those reasons, this is one of my rare stretches where I recommend opting for the pedestrian infrastructure rather than the auto-centric roads.