MassBike Works With Other Advocacy Groups To Improve The Longfellow Bridge

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MassBike, has teamed up with the LivableStreets Alliance, WalkBoston, and the Institute for Human-Centered Design to urge Highway Administrator Paiewonsky to improve pedestrian access to the Longfellow bridge. The existing proposal to repair the bridge did fix the pedestrian access, but did so by removing the bike lane as you approached Charles circle on the Boston side. This improved proposal maintains these important pedestrian access improvements while keeping the bike lane. You can read the entire letter here (pdf).

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6 Responses to MassBike Works With Other Advocacy Groups To Improve The Longfellow Bridge

  1. matt November 22, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    this is great, thanks! I bike home via the longfellow bridge and am always nervous at the Charles St. intersection.

  2. Paul January 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    Excellent advocacy! This is why I like to support MassBike.

    Some time ago, there was a proposal to make the Harvard Bridge (aka Mass. Ave. Bridge) a two lane road with bike path and sidewalk and dedicating the remaining space as a park area with extensive areas to sit and enjoy the views of Boston. It seemed so logical at the time – there was an OpEd article in the Globe about it – because you don’t really need four lanes of traffic crossing the River there.

    Anyway, thanks for your advocacy and thanks for working with other like-minded groups.

  3. Jay February 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Thanks for this. A HUGE win for cyclists that cross the Longfellow!

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