Boston Installs New Bike Lanes as Part of GoBoston 2030 Initiative

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December 22, 2020, 6:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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GoBoston 2030 plans to install new bike lanes, expand the city's bike share network, and improve safety for people on bikes. | Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock

Boston's Department of Transportation is moving forward with its Connect Downtown bikeway project with new protected bike lanes which, the city hopes, will make bicycle travel "more comfortable and more possible" for Bostonians, according to the city's Chief of Streets Chris Osgood.

As part of the city's goals to combat climate change and improve transportation equity through its GoBoston 2030initiative, Boston hopes to cut citywide traffic by 50% in the next decade in part by promoting bicycling as a viable mode of transit. Other goals include expanded access to transit and safer and more reliable service, all actions that could not only boost transit ridership but vastly improve service for existing transit users.

The new bikeways connect downtown offices with existing routes to residential neighborhoods using painted lanes and flexible delineators. Streetsblog Mass offers a photo tour of the new infrastructure.

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