Bike lanes coming to LMA

May 17, 2013
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The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) has become friendlier to cyclists, as bike lanes on Brookline Avenue have been recently installed, according to a press release.

The project is a joint venture between the City and Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO), the umbrella organization of LMA institutions.

The bike lanes will run between Sears Rotary and the Riverway. At some spots, the cyclists will share the lanes with motor vehicles. Between the East Campus of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Sears Rotary, the bike lanes will be protected by a two-foot striped buffer.

“In our academic and medical community, many commuters cycle to the LMA. Making Brookline Avenue safer for cyclists, while enabling other travel modes, is a key priority for MASCO,” said Sarah Hamilton, vice president of area planning and development for MASCO, according to the press release.

MASCO has also introduced a safety campaign called “Karma Commuting” that encourages pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to follow the rules and to be courteous to one another. For more information, visit karmacommuting.com.

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