The Rumors are true! They are paiting bike boxes at the intersections down the brand-spakin’ new Comm Ave bike lane. I caught them in the act. Check this out:
The deal is bikers can pull up at the stoplight and get in front of cars. Then when the light turns green, bikers get a head start to get themselves up to speed, and the ones that need to turn right across traffic now have a lane to do so.
Here’s an image of the Bike Box:
And here’s some description from the Public Works guy on his thoughts of the new Boxes:
This is a novel and creative approach for Boston and Bikelanes. Will the cars stop at the first line? Will the bikers stop at all? In time, we’ll see how Boston handles this new design concept.