Please note the change in location!
Wednesday, August 14th 6PM-7PM
New location: Boston Conservancy
31 Hemenway Street , T401
The City of Boston is hosting a public meeting to get input from the public for bike lanes on Hemenway Street.
The proposal includes adding a combination of bike lanes, shared lane markings and contraflow bike lanes on Hemenway to legally and safely allow for two-way bike traffic.
What are bike lanes? Bike lanes are sections of road designated for exclusive use by cyclists in the direction of vehicle traffic.
What are shared lane markings? Shared lane markings are pavement markings that designate the road for shared use between cyclists and drivers.
What are contra-flow bike lanes? Contraflow bike lanes allow two way traffic for cyclists on streets that only allow one direction for vehicles. Contraflow bike lanes have been used throughout the country.
What about safety? Bike lanes are proven to make the roads safer for all users. All proposed plans would improve safety in the following ways.
- Designate a safe riding zone for cyclists;
- Encourage cars to drive at slower, safer speeds;
- Encourage cyclists to bicycle more respectfully and predictably; and,
- Make pedestrians and drivers more aware of cyclists.
Will parking be impacted? No parking will be removed.
Will traffic be impacted? No travel lanes will be removed and traffic will not be impacted by this project.
Contact Nicole Freedman, Bike Programs Director, 617–918-4456, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Bikes is part of Mayor Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all.