Bike Lane Fail: North Harvard

August 17th, 2009

The bike lane on North Harvard is still without decals or signage, or any kind of enforcement whatsoever. I understand that these things take time, but it didn’t take any time whatsoever to pave and then paint the extensive vehicle traffic lines, so what gives with the rest of the business? Maybe if more people bug Nicole about it, she’ll grease the wheels a little bit:

Nicole Freedman

Director of Bicycle Programs

One City Hall Square, Suite 932

Boston, MA 02201


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4 Responses to “Bike Lane Fail: North Harvard”

  1. teeheehee Says:

    FYI, she definitely knows about the problem, and so does the city. I’m all for reinforcement, but I’m of the impression that it is out of her hands. I suspect something related to funding.

  2. grimlocke Says:

    So they started the project without actually having the funds to finish it? Typical.

  3. teeheehee Says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean to sound like I actually *know* – it wouldn’t surprise me, though, as money and the timely allocation of money becomes weird at the gov’t level.


    Actually, I just read your earlier post with the exchange with Nicole where she said there were different contractors assigned. It’s likely they tried to plan in advance how long one part of the project would take, padded some time for whatever reasons, then set a time for the next part. I don’t see how that stops the police from enforcing the signs that were immediately posted (even if they are temporary ones.)

  4. teeheehee Says:

    Looks like early September will be when we might expect enforcement to begin: a local resident called the Transportation Hotline to complain.

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