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Huntington Ave. to get more shared lane markings for bicyclists

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  April 26, 2013 04:32 PM

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Shared lane markings are being added to a portion of Huntington Avenue in an effort to make the road safer for bicyclists.

The city’s Boston Bikes program is painting shared line markings on Huntington Avenue from the Brookline town line to Ruggles Street.

The white markings show two arrows and a bicycle on the road indicating that the road must be shared between cyclists and drivers.

According to a notice by Boston Bikes, the shared lane markings are designed to provide guidance to drivers and encourage them to drive slower, while designating a safe riding zone for cyclists and encouraging them to ride more predictably, and not ride on the sidewalk. The markings also make pedestrians and vehicles more aware of cyclists.

No parking will be lost and traffic will not be impacted by the installation of the lane markings, which takes place at night over one to three days.

E-mail Kaiser at Johanna.yourtown@gmail.com. For more news about your city, town, neighborhood, or campus, visit boston.com’s Your Town homepage.

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