Unfortunately, I cannot personally attend the meeting about the improvements, but I wish to state that I fully support the next steps outlined by DCR.
Information from the Mount Auburn Street Team about proposed changes to the 71 Bus stops on Mount Auburn Street.
Thousands of commuters on Mount Auburn Street and on Fresh Pond Parkway had a very rough ten days starting on Monday, November 5. But the problems appear to have been finally fixed.
the new bike lanes on Mt Auburn are very dangerous- they disappear intermittently and cars are weaving into and out of the lanes to adjust to the bus lanes- and then into bikes! I almost was hit twice today with cars appropriately moving into the right lane by Star market and then back left by the split past Aberdeen.
Bus Lanes with signal priority for the 71 and 73 buses are going live on Monday!
The MBTA’s recent call to create more dedicated bus lanes reflects a fundamental reality: in many congested road segments, a large share of the people are hidden away in buses, many of them standing. Where the data prove high bus ridership, it is common sense to shift road resources towards the buses.