Good news for Beacon Hill condo owners and Beacon Hill apartment renters who own bikes, the city could add bicycle lanes to Charles Street, part of a range of street upgrades that officials will consider for Beacon Hill and other downtown Boston real estate neighborhoods.

The city hopes to make busy arteries like Charles, Cambridge and Beacon Street safer to bikers and walkers.

Presently Beacon Hill, bikers currently face a scramble of roads that are ill-equipped to carry them. For example, Charles Street does not provide any northbound traffic, meaning cyclists must ride on congested Beacon Street and dangerous Cambridge Street to travel to downtown to areas like Cambridge and Charelstown.

Not all are in agreement the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s  traffic committee,  stated the changes is likely to improve conditions for bikers, though the loss of of a vehicle lane could impact some businesses along Charles Street

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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