Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

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That's an inherent problem with any system that is growing and changing. Either you have hard-surface maps (expensive to replace, stickers tend to peel), paper maps (need to be in a box, still have to print them), or digital maps (expensive screens, vulnerable to breakage/theft).
Oh for sure! I just find it funny that this map is both ahead of the times and behind the times at once.
 

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There have been very few updates about Science Park or Lechmere shuttle buses, also delayed until March 2022. I understand the delays to the rest of the line, but the doubling of time for this aspect of the project is frustrating.
 

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There have been very few updates about Science Park or Lechmere shuttle buses, also delayed until March 2022. I understand the delays to the rest of the line, but the doubling of time for this aspect of the project is frustrating.
Not entirely sure but I think that might have to do with testing on the new line around lechmere and maintaining headways while managing turnarounds
 

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Speed bumps on trails are not such a crazy idea: "Surface treatments, such as speed bumps, are another option for decreasing trail user speeds...." from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy site at https://www.railstotrails.org/build-trails/trail-building-toolbox/management-and-maintenance/trail-conflicts-and-user-speeds/

I wouldn't want speed bumps on the main trail, but on the steeper approach ramps they may become necessary.
 

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Maybe rumble strips to slow bikes without throwing people off?
That might be enough. Speed bumps can damage bikes and scooters, and throw the bicyclist off. But some municipalities around the world are using them. If speeding on the ramps turns out to be a safety problem, then some kind of traffic calming may be needed.
 

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There have been very few updates about Science Park or Lechmere shuttle buses, also delayed until March 2022. I understand the delays to the rest of the line, but the doubling of time for this aspect of the project is frustrating.
There is no way to turn trains at the new Lechmere station - the nearest crossovers are at Union Square and East Somerville.
 

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Does anyone know the plans for where (and when) the MBTA buses still operating out of the remains of Old Lechmere (69, 80, 87, 88) will operate in the future? I walk by there all the time and it is still not obvious where the new routing/waiting areas will be (I know I could try to find this online somewhere).
 

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I know there has to be someone who knows what routes are going to be cut or changed. I can see the 69 growing longer (nice), but the 80, 87 and 88 are going to be made largely redundant.
 

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^Thanks everyone for the insights about the Lechmere buses. I was also asking about the schedule for moving the bus terminal, though. That move is clearly a critical path item for the further clean-up of the old Lechmere parcel / extending First Street, etc. Old Lechmere is in rough shape right now (it's pretty darn blighted mess); not to mention it's annoying that the current gravel pit that used to be the trolley turn-around has basically become a chain-link-fenced car parking lot.

I ask just because it seems (at least to me) that this bus terminal move may be further lagging behind the opening of the new Lechmere LRT station.
 

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I can't imagine that the bus terminal would not move to the new Lechmere station immediately upon its opening. What's making you think it would lag?
 

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I can't imagine that the bus terminal would not move to the new Lechmere station immediately upon its opening. What's making you think it would lag?
I hope certainly you're right and I'll take a closer look the next time I walk by.
My question is simply based on feeling like "where the heck are the buses going to go?" upon walking by the new site quite frequently.
 

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I hope certainly you're right and I'll take a closer look the next time I walk by.
My question is simply based on feeling like "where the heck are the buses going to go?" upon walking by the new site quite frequently.
If it helps, if you're walking along 28 the bus loop wouldn't be very visible, or even generally. it's going here, just off of water st, underneath the new viaduct. Given it's location, I doubt it opens a day before the station does.
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