How many of you knew that the beer we all know and love here in Boston was elected Mayor in Portland? Yep. Mayor Sam Adams. Well we didn’t get the memo either, but his administration is doing great stuff. Case in point: here’s Sam’s Transportation Policy Director Catherine Ciarlo talking about Portland’s new Cycletrack!
The Boston Cyclists Union recently requested one of these on Western Avenue as part of the redevelopment associated with Harvard’s new Allston campus. Boston Transportation Department’s director of planning Vineet Gupta thought it was such a great idea he asked Harvard to design it—so apparently the design is underway!
Union folks have taken this cycletrack-to-be the “Hipster Highway” because it will help connect Lower Allston with Central Square, but the truth is you won’t need a fixed gear to appreciate it. Check out this keen video from Portland introducing their version: