Boston, MA, has more potential for bike improvements than any other large city in the United States. Flat, dense and rich with young people, Boston has already achieved one of the nation's most impressive bike improvements over the last decade. In 2014, the Connect Historic Boston program will greatly improve the city's protected bike lane network, and city leaders want it to be the start of more improvements to come.
Current protected bike lanes
In 2011, the city of Boston built a 0.67 mile protected bike lane on Western Ave. The bike lane is one-way on one side of the road and is separated from traffic by parked cars.
Mt. Vernon Street
In 2014, the city of Boston built a 0.67 mile protected bike lane on Mt. Vernon St. The one-way lane is protected from traffic by flexible bollards.