Good News for the Emerald Necklace in Brookline

Brookline has announced that it will begin work on a bicycle/pedestrian connection for the Emerald Necklace paths across Boylston Street (route 9) in the Brookline Village/Mission Hill area.  This is great news as the Emerald Necklace paths are major route of bicycle commuters and recreational riders.  The current situation ridiculously forces bikers to cross a high-volume roadway with no crosswalk, no lights, and only a narrow break through a median strip.

Personally, I ride through this area every time I commute to work so this is a much needed improvement.  I think many bike commuters will enjoy more protection from Boston and Brookline neighborhoods to downtown and new riders will be encouraged to give it a try.

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