Members of the Longwood community are invited to attend a meeting sponsored by the City of Boston regarding the Brookline Avenue bike lane plan to be held on Thursday October 4, 2012 from 6-8PM at the Yawkey Center at Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, Room 306.
The concept being proposed on Brookline Avenue is to install bike lanes in both directions, where
feasible, and shared lane markings (also known as “sharrow” markings) on limited segments of the
• The standard 5’ bicycle lane provides an exclusive area for the bicyclist using paint and/or
thermoplastic. In some areas, a 2’ hatched out buffer will be provided between the bicycle lane
and travel lane.
• Shared lane markings or “sharrows” are markings placed within a travel lane to indicate to
motorists that bicycles are present in the area and show bicyclists a good riding position on the
• The concepts require removal of metered parking directly in adjacent to Simmons College on
the outbound side and on the inbound side in front of the Yawkey Center at Dana Farber Center
for Cancer Research.
• The concept also includes a “bike box” outbound on Brookline Avenue at Longwood Avenue.
The bike box is a designated space for bicyclists to queue behind the crosswalk and in front of
stopped cars during a red light in order to make a left-turn.