Dedicated Bus Lane Planned for Boston Neighbor

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January 1, 2021, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Brookline, Massachusetts

The Gateway East Project, before the potential dedicated bus lanes. | Brookline, Massachusetts / Gateway Project

"The Town of Brookline is evaluating a proposal to dedicate new bus lanes on a short but congested section of Washington Street between Brookline Village and the Riverway near the Boston city line," reports Christian McNeil.

"Washington Street has recently been completely rebuilt as part of the town’s 'Gateway East' project, which has been under construction for a year and a half. The project...rebuilt the street and sidewalks, realigned intersections, and added new protected bike lanes that give bike riders a safe connection between Brookline Village and the Emerald Necklace bike paths," adds McNeil. Those design and construction of the project was completed before bus lanes became commonplace around the region.

The article detail includes more details about how planners are justifying the potential change to the street redesign project while construction is underway. The Brookline Transportation Board could vote on the proposal as soon as January.

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