- Jan 7, 2012
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Not quite. 1912 Charles Circle El is still going strong. And concrete Lechmere Viaduct isn't going anywhere.You're right. With the Green Line being ripped down there is nothing left from the original els.
I knew someone was going to bring up the Charles Circle bit. I consider that more of a viaduct. And either one isn't the same as the old fashioned street shading els of yore.Not quite. 1912 Charles Circle El is still going strong. And concrete Lechmere Viaduct isn't going anywhere.
That's an extreme-small pittance compared to just 16 years ago, but still not a total zero-out.
The markings look like "sharrows" vs a bike lane indicator. I think this temp bridge is two lanes inbound, 1 outbound with bike and cars sharing that lane inbound and presumably sharing the one outbound lane.That's really weird about the bike lane being inbound only and super wide. It almost looks wide enough for a 2 direction bike lane on that one side. That bicyclist in your picture with the 2 cars coming up behind them is going to feel super pinched in a few seconds.
The 2 in and 1 out design was demanded by the community who was scared of a traffic apocalypse. Little did they know there would be a pandemic I guess. There's also the need to move buses through the bridge, several vital bus routes rely on it.The striping needs to be redone for one traffic lane each direction, flanked by dedicated bike lanes.
There is no such prohibition about Sharrow use. And yes they meaningless anyways. Wasn't that second SB lane supposed to be bus only?I believe MUTCD or NACTO says no sharrows allowed on narrow, single lane roads. Also no purpose really, they're proven to do nothing.