Boston Bicycle Plan

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Boston Bicycle Plan

City of Boston

Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Boston Transportation Department

Commissioner Andrea d’Amato

May 2001 First Edition

BICYCLE PLAN
BOSTON BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Erin Clarke Gorden - BBAC Chair, Seaport Transportation Management Association Allison Simmons - Bicycle Plan Subcomittee Chair, Artery Business Committee Transportation Management Association Carol Blair - South End Resident John Crisley - MassBike Lyall Croft - Boston Bike Tours Laurie Dougherty - Bikes Not Bombs Owen McGonagle, Jr - Bike Boston, Inc. Paul Mentag - The Fenway Alliance Doug Mink - Roslindale Resident Brad Powers - Conservation Law Foundation Bill Reyelt - Back Bay Resident Tom Revay - Dedham Resident Frank Saviano - Charles River Wheelmen Paul Schimek - Jamaica Plain Resident

OTHER PARTICIPANTS
Tim Baldwin - MassBike Dave Barker - Boston Resident Kevin Barry - Sea and Cycle Tours of Boston Cathy Buckley-Lewis - Central Transportation Planning Staff Jude Caputo - Bike Boston, Inc. Claudia Euler - Boston Resident Brian Flinn - Boston Resident Eric Hall - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dorothea Hass - Walk Boston Ann Hershfang - Walk Boston Carl Kurz - Bikes Not Bombs Bhupesh Patel - Somerville Resident Alison Pultinas - Mission Hill Resident Tim Reardon - Roxbury Resident Larry Slotnick - MassBike David Straus - MASCO Neil Thomson - Dorchester Resident

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Lynn Berkley - Boston Redevelopment Authority Susan Cascino - Boston Public Works Department Edwina Cloherty - Formerly of Keep Boston Moving Safely Program Sgt. Brendan Flynn - Boston Police Department Todd Fontanella - Executive Office of Transportation and Construction Aldo Ghirin - Boston Parks and Recreation Deptartment Bob Giers - Boston Public Works Department Stephen Spinetto - Commissioner, Persons with Disabilities Steve Woelfel - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

CITY OF BOSTON
Andrea d'Amato, Commissioner, Boston Transportation Department James Gillooly, Deputy Commissioner, Boston Transportation Department Dan Hofmann, Deputy Commissioner Field Operations, Boston Transportation Department John DeBenedictis, Director of Engineering, Boston Transportation Department Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer, Boston Public Works Department Ralph DeNisco, Senior Transportation Planner, Boston Transportation Department Alison Felix, Transportation Planner, Boston Transportation Department Brad Swing, Office of Environmental Services

BOSTON TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

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BICYCLE PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. INTRODUCTION ................................................. 7 History of Bicycling in Boston Bicycling Today Overview of Bicycle Plan

5. BICYCLE PARKING AND SUPPORT FACILITIES .................................... 31 Recommendations

6. TRANSIT AND INTERMODAL CONNECTIONS ................................................. 35 MBTA System Express Services and Private Bus Carriers Amtrak Water Transportation Recommendations

2. SAFETY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PUBLIC AWARENESS ............................. 9 Bicycling by Different Age Groups Sources of Injuries The Effect of Experience on Crash Rates Helmets Recommendations

7. PROMOTION

3. TRAFFIC RULES AND ENFORCEMENT ............................................. Conformance with the Uniform Vehicle Code Traffic Violations by Bicyclists Traffic Violations by Motorists Harassment by Motorists Boston Police Training Recommendations

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AND TOURISM .................... 39 Transportation Management Associations Tourism Bicycle Economy Recommendations

8. FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTATION ......................................... 43 Implementation Approach

4. BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES ....................................................... 21 Planning General Design Guidance Roadway Design Considerations Road and Path Maintenance Bicycle Repair Shops Recommendations

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