Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bikeway plowing: Arlington yes, Lexington no

Driving around this morning I crossed the bikeway at Bow Street, Maple Street, and Bedford Street in Lexington. There's been no plowing at all near those crossings. Clear the Trail reports that Arlington has plowed and Lexington is "off to a slow start." There's no update on the Friends of Lexington Bikeways blog.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

FOLB update; Following Blogspot blogs

There's a rare new posting at the Friends of Lexington Bikeways blog. On my way to mentioning that I noticed the Blogspot settings for following blogs and the layout gadget for displaying followers. Now you can follow this blog and I can see how microscopic my readership really is.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Minuteman plowing in the Globe

Today's Boston Globe declares "Bikeway to be plowed". The article explains that plowing in Lexington will be more expensive than in Arlington because of the bollards. Fund-raising isn't complete yet, so trail users should consider chipping in. There's more info in the Lexington section of Clear the Trail.

Tomorrow's forecast has the temperature rising to 50°F before the rain comes in -- it might be a skating day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Woburn Street crossing: It's all different now

After not skating for several weeks, I was surprised to find the trail crossing of Woburn Street and Hayes Lane in Lexington remodeled. Instead of the long diagonal two-part crossing, the trail jogs left at Woburn Street along some newly widened sidewalk (lower left in photo), then turns right for a short, perpendicular crossing that avoids Hayes Lane (far right) completely.

Looking west across Woburn Street, Lexington

Yesterday: 10 miles. This year: 1556.7 miles.