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Buffered bike lanes added to a stretch of Morton Street

Posted by Patrick Rosso  August 29, 2013 03:18 PM

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(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2013)


One of the new buffered bike lanes.


Morton Street between the Shea Circle in Jamaica Plain and Harvard Street in Mattapan recently received a number of safety upgrades for cyclists.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which manages the roadway, added both buffered bike lanes and shoulder bike lanes to it, as part of an $850,000 routine resurfacing maintenance project, according to the DOT.

Buffered bike lanes, which include a painted barrier between cyclists and cars, now stretch in both directions from the exit of Shea Circle to Canterbury Street/American Legion Highway.

The shoulder bikes lanes extend from Canterbury Street to Harvard Street.

After Harvard Street Morton Street does not include bike lanes, but has “sharrows” to alert drivers that cyclists are present.

The new additions were part of a larger resurfacing project, which was completed by Dracut-based Brox Industries.

No travel lanes or parking was lost with the addition of the cycling infrastructure.

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