Reader Makes the Case for Installing Bike Lane on Charles
As a local bike rider living on Beacon Hill, I hope the good news of two dedicated bike lanes on Mass Avenue Bridge might encourage the Powers to Be to install a bike lane on Charles Street.
Perhaps this might stop the dangerous habit of local residents who double park on both sides of the street, putting the travel lane down to one lane. It doesn’t help that the police guarding the construction site have no interest in the illegal double parking and congestion.
For me as a daily bike rider, continually having to swap lanes from two to one lane because of double parking is nerve wracking, especially if there is a large truck behind me.
I also heard that the bike lane around the Public Garden, at the intersection of Charles and Beacon is to be reconfigured, this would be the time to get the bike lane on Charles Street installed.