- Dec 15, 2009
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Yes, these are temporary and intended to help convince local users that the road diet won't negatively impact throughput or parking. The ultimate plan is curb protected bike lanes, along with several pro-pedestrian changes. I agree that there is a connectivity problem, but I think the last bit on each end (from Harvard St. to American Legion, and approaching Blue Hill Ave.) are dependent on final decisions regarding the other two corridors, both of which are going to get significant bike upgrades. Ultimately, it should all hook together for a safe and seamless network.Not sure if this has been mentioned, but there are new dedicated bike lanes that I noticed on Cummins Highway between Mattapan Square and Harvard St (right before the cemetery). Plastic jersey barriors were used, although it all seems a bit haphazard (with the lanes seemingly closed off at points, and I have already seen cars just ignore and park at the exits/entrances). Also, like the painted bike lanes on Adams St, they seem to... basically go no where and just end/dump you out.