Boston city officials stress that there are a number of projects to expand “better bike lanes,” such as protected or physically separated lanes, especially on the most highly trafficked routes. The city estimated in 2017 that there are more than 40,000 bike trips per day in Boston.
Transit advocates are once again calling for officials to pick up the pace of their efforts.
In an opinion piece Thursday for the Globe, Wolfson, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, and Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux wrote that such “broken promises underscore the unconscionable cost of inaction in the face of community calls for safety interventions.” They noted that improvements — in some cases, minor — had been made at the Mass. Ave. and Beacon Street intersection, Inman Square, Porter Square, and Sullivan Square — only after cyclists had been killed at those locations.