Quite a few modifications have taken place within the northern portion of town, all for the higher so far as I’m involved.
At the beginning is the paving work that town accomplished on Crafts Avenue between North Avenue and Waltham Avenue. This contemporary, easy pavement that has, thus far, been untouched by anybody attempting to repair a pure fuel leak, is now lined with some bike lanes and parking chicanes. That is nice information for the commuters who repeatedly use this street as an entry level to achieve their jobs in Boston and Cambridge, in addition to anybody else who likes to make use of their bike. What’s fascinating is that the bike lanes create a barrier between the vehicular roadway and the curbside parking, which is generally unused. The result’s that I’ve seen joggers use that stretch of tarmac to present sidewalk pedestrians loads of social distance. The bike lanes now go from the Waltham Line proper as much as the park.
A second main change is that Park and Pedal now has electrical bikes adjoining to its parking spots at Albemarle. I do know that every time I’m going by these spots throughout the day I see at the least two vehicles parked there with bike racks, so I assume they’re getting used for the appropriate function. I don’t know what sort of program that is, nor do I do know what deal they’ve labored out with town, as my questions on this have gone totally unanswered, each by town and by the Park and Pedal folks.
Lastly, simply at the moment town blocked off the small piece of Albemarle street between Crafts Avenue and North Avenue. That is one thing that’s been mentioned for a very long time, so it’s nice to see it lastly occur. It’s an instance of a chunk of street that’s totally pointless for site visitors movement and has no driveways accessing it. It’s principally utilized by folks coming from Watertown Avenue and trying to take a left on North Avenue. It saves a couple of seconds at most, as these drivers can simply flip proper and take the left on North from there in a approach that avoids most pedestrian entanglements.
So kudos to everybody concerned in site visitors, public security, and public works who received this finished! I’m hoping that Crafts Avenue, between North and Washington, goes to get finished quickly.