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Old 07-14-2017, 02:37 PM   #3161
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That's awesome, and way better than Cambridge's IF it actually keeps a running tally. I ride by this corner every day to and from work and can't wait to add to the count.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:13 AM   #3162
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:27 PM   #3163
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Boston Globe 7/28/17
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For cyclists, BU Bridge closure is like ‘heaven’

The roadwork taking place along Commonwealth Avenue has forced the temporary closure of the Boston University Bridge to motorists, causing major headaches for commuters who rely on the span when traveling between Cambridge and Boston.

But for some cyclists going across the bridge this week, it felt like a little slice of “heaven.”
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“It’s how I feel sometimes when it snows a lot, and the cars can’t go anywhere, and all the pedestrians are walking in the middle of the street,” she said, adding that she doesn’t own a car. “It’s like you’re getting away with something. It’s kind of neat, as someone who never has the power of the car.”
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:52 AM   #3164
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There's now a bike traffic light and green paint where the Cambridge Linear Park crosses Mass Ave in North Cambridge. You can now go from one end of the path to the other crossing Mass Ave directly without having to cross Mass Ave and then Cedar St.

I believe they have added an extra phase to the light cycle to facilitate this, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:56 PM   #3165
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There's now a bike traffic light and green paint where the Cambridge Linear Park crosses Mass Ave in North Cambridge. You can now go from one end of the path to the other crossing Mass Ave directly without having to cross Mass Ave and then Cedar St.

I believe they have added an extra phase to the light cycle to facilitate this, but I'm not 100% sure.
It runs during the outbound lead from Mass onto Harvey (since Cedar is still red during that phase). They were able to add this in with literally no change to vehicular delay, just using some spare time in the existing cycle.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #3166
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Oh, that's excellent. That and closing the stub end of Harvey St to vehicular traffic make that path so much better.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:25 PM   #3167
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This morning a cyclist was mowed down by a trash truck at the corner of Beacon and Carlton Sts in Brookline. Right hook by truck turning onto Carlton. He was conscious but his leg looked to be in rough shape.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:54 AM   #3168
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This morning a cyclist was mowed down by a trash truck at the corner of Beacon and Carlton Sts in Brookline. Right hook by truck turning onto Carlton. He was conscious but his leg looked to be in rough shape.
Yikes! I ride that stretch a lot. Usually trucks are pretty cautious because of the narrow lanes anyway, bikes riding in the right lane also helps slow down cars. Hope his leg mends up quick!

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I don't care how angry you are about cycling law, if you get stopped by a cop don't be an asshole, and certainly don't FLEE!
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:12 PM   #3169
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This looks relatively new(?) At the corner of Causeway and Merrimac St. Haven't been in this part of the city in a while and haven't seen it posted here before. Apologies if it has. I like the idea though.
Looks like they're finally finishing up construction here.

EDIT: I missed Lrfox post about it earlier last month.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #3170
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What exactly is that?
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:43 PM   #3171
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What exactly is that?
A machine to count bikes, because why not? Honestly though, its rather interesting to walk by and see a live count of the number of bikes per day, month and year. They city gets good publicity in saying they had x-thousand bikes travel on their new bike lanes. Not to mention this live data could be used to help argue for more bike lanes.

Quick Google search brings up a similar (almost identical) counter in Oregon costing around $20,000.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:12 PM   #3172
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There's one in Kendall as well.

https://goo.gl/maps/zJNjdAhSktL2
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:13 AM   #3173
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And the data are public: http://eco-public.com/public2/?id=100023038
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