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Please attend Informational Meeting Monday 1/28 6:00pm @ Argenziano School Cafeteria 290 Washington Street City of Somerville

e Proposed Beacon Street Design

Please attend Informational Meeting Monday 1/28 6:00pm @ Argenziano School Cafeteria 290 Washington Street Suggested Beacon Street Design

CycleTrack 0.4 mi 4 Cross Streets 22 Driveways Northbound


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Bike Lane 0.2 mi


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CycleTrack 0.2 mi
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Bike Lane 0.4 mi


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Reduce Sidewalks from 10 to 7ft


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0.4 mi Sidewalk

0.2 mi Sidewalk

0.6 mi

Sidewalk

Sidewalk

Sidewalk

2 Cross Streets 6 Driveways Northbound


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Sidewalk

10

10

Sidewalk

Or simply repave and keep a consistent design the entire length of Beacon

CycleTrack

Delivery Vehicle

Parking Bike Lane

6 CycleTrack

Parking Bike Lane

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Mountable Curb Reduced Door Clearance Trash Day

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HONK!
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Beacon St from Washington to Inman will retain existing design

Bump-outs for existing utility poles and hydrants 8ft (from 5) Buffered Bike Lanes North and Southbound (See guicance screenshot below)

Parking
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Parking Bike Lane

Parking Bike Lane ?

Buffered Bike Lane

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13

3ft
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11 7 Parking

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Parking
5 Snow

Could the Buffered Bike Lane continue length of Beacon to Inman? Bike Lane Parking ?

Bike Lane Sidewalk


Existing Stone Wall

Bike Lane Parking 4 Driveways Southbound

Buffered Bike Lane 3ft Parking

Bike Lane Sidewalk


Existing Stone Wall

CycleTrack

4 Cross Streets 17 Driveways Southbound

CT.
10

Sidewalk

Academy A&S

10

10

Sidewalk

driveway

Parking Both Sides

Sidewalk

Academy A&S

10

Sidewalk

Residents/Pedestrians/Businesses

Studies show cycle tracks cause a large increase in intersection collisions Tighter clearance for parked car door opening (from 5 feet to 2 feet) Loss of at least 111 parking spots: Takes an adequate parking situation to Turning motorists cannot see bicyclists, especially those coming from behind parked cars prohibitive Bicyclists are also at risk from cars pulling into and backing out of Making cycletrack safer would require removing more parking at every driveways intersection and driveway to improve sightlines' (reference drawings To mitigate this problem, design guidelines call for removing more below) parking at every intersection and driveway CycleTrack becomes very large sidewalks (19ft and 16ft) People will walk in the cycle track and stand in it while waiting and Pededstrians are allowed by law to walk on CycleTracks exiting the bus -- and they are legally allowed to do so No provisions for snow emergency or street cleaning Trash cans and snow will be stored on the cycle track No relief parking to east or west of Beacon (MTBA & Cambridge) Delivery vehicles will park in and block the west side cycle track Property values may be impacted Bicyclists will continue to use the roadway when the cycle track is Cycle track impedes business loading zones blocked or snowy, or because they find it to be slower and more Cycle track will impact driving customers ability to patronize dangerous establishments No proper accommodation will be provided for bicyclists using the 780 signed petitions against design roadway, which is required by state design guidelines Delivery vehicles will block traffic Bike lanes outside of the "door zone" can provide ample room and do not prevent bicyclists from using all of the roadway when necessary to pass, prepare for a left turn, etc. Slow cyclists are legally permitted to use the sidewalk Information provided by Cyclists for Road Rights Awareness and Safety (CRRAS)

Bicyclists
Buffered Bike Lane Design Guidance (screenshot for reference)
http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/bike-lanes/buffered-bike-lanes/

City design does not comply with these recommendations