Big transportation changes near the Waltham line

Massive transportation adjustments close to the Waltham line

Big transportation changes near the Waltham line

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Various adjustments have taken place within the northern portion of town, all for the higher so far as I’m involved. 

In the beginning is the paving work that town accomplished on Crafts Road between North Road and Waltham Road. This contemporary, clean pavement that has, up to now, been untouched by anybody making an attempt to repair a pure gasoline leak, is now lined with some bike lanes and parking chicanes. That is nice information for the commuters who usually use this highway as an entry level to succeed in their jobs in Boston and Cambridge, in addition to anybody else who likes to make use of their bike. What’s attention-grabbing 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.

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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 am going by these spots in the course of the day I see a minimum of two vehicles parked there with bike racks, so I assume they’re getting used for the correct 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 individuals.

Lastly, simply at present town blocked off the small piece of Albemarle highway between Crafts Road and North Road. 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 bit of highway that’s totally pointless for site visitors circulate and has no driveways accessing it. It’s principally utilized by individuals coming from Watertown Road and trying to take a left on North Road. It saves a number of seconds at most, as these drivers can simply flip proper and take the left on North from there in a method that avoids most pedestrian entanglements. 

So kudos to everybody concerned in site visitors, public security, and public works who obtained this completed! I’m hoping that Crafts Road, between North and Washington, goes to get completed quickly.

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