The above pictures and drawings are possible renovations for the Longfellow Bridge. According to an atricle from the Beacon Hill Times, here’s the plan: Reduce traffic on the bridge to one lane in each direction. Widen the Red Line right of way to bring emergency evacuation space up to safety standards. Change the surface of the roadway next to the sidewalks, making a six-foot right of way for bikes that is seperated from cars with a three foot buffer strip. Allow emergency vehilcles to use the bike lane and a buffer strip in an emergency.
Finally, expand the sidewalks to 12 feet. Right now two friends can’t walk abreast on the present sidewalk.
Note: The story idea was from the Beacon Hill Times. No web site link was provided.