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I was under the impression that there was also a similar path on the outbound side, but maybe the construction hasn't happened yet.
 

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I was under the impression that there was also a similar path on the outbound side, but maybe the construction hasn't happened yet.
I live down the street--the space is there, but if I had to guess it looks like they're waiting for the Hilton to wrap up construction before finishing the path network up.
 

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Looks like a couple of interesting bits of news for off street paths in the People's Republic

1. Watertown Cambridge Greenway is partially paved.


2. Grand junction path design open house is posted online

 

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is Walnut street even needed as a thru street? Or: does this need both a right turn lane from High northbound to Wash eastbound *and* walnut street? Shouldnt they just force all rights from High to go via Walnut and reduce some conflicting movements?
 

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Well...

AFAIK there's no plan to replace them with a different barrier. Also that's pathetic verbiage; the barriers aren't causing any accidents 🙄
Yep. It's the barriers that cause the accidents. Not the inattentive idiot drivers in this city...
I hear the complaints about them are their visibility, so maybe a less-hastily installed solution with vertical posts (something slightly more permanent...) would work. Commit to a better long-term solution and build an actual curb divider.
 

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Yep. It's the barriers that cause the accidents. Not the inattentive idiot drivers in this city...
I hear the complaints about them are their visibility, so maybe a less-hastily installed solution with vertical posts (something slightly more permanent...) would work. Commit to a better long-term solution and build an actual curb divider.
I could be completely wrong, but given the timing of that Twitter post (to which I replied with the very same argument), its seems to me that the city was removing the barriers in advance of the storm so that plows could clear the streets curb to curb.

I can't guarantee that those exact barriers will be put back, but something will be put there to physically separate the lanes at some point, presumably after winter.
 
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I could be completely wrong, but given the timing of that Twitter post (to which I replied with their very same argument), its seems to me that the city was removing the barriers in advance of the storm so that plows could clear the streets curb to curb.

I can't guarantee that those exact barriers will be put back, but something will be put there to physically separate the lanes at some point, presumably after winter.
Perhaps. I don't know if those curb barriers were taken away everywhere. The flex-posts weren't removed elsewhere in the city.
 

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is Walnut street even needed as a thru street? Or: does this need both a right turn lane from High northbound to Wash eastbound *and* walnut street? Shouldnt they just force all rights from High to go via Walnut and reduce some conflicting movements?
It would be interesting to learn more about the pattern, but I think some of it might relate to managing traffic flow. High St. gets backed up, so Walnut serves as a relief valve of sorts.
 

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There is also no publicly available record of the 10 accidents. The whole thing is quite infuriating.
Indeed. I should say that I can't vouch for the info LiveBoston put in the Tweet. At a glance the account seems to be cycling-skeptical. Maybe it is just a snow removal thing. But I'm not sure.
 

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Congrats to Peter Chung who is MassBike's Advocate of the Year! He's pretty prolific with organizing and calling out the city.

 

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