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There are 2 comments on It’s Easy Being Green at BU

  1. After having experienced bike commuting in densely populated urban areas in Europe, I’d have to say that, for bicyclists, Comm Ave is nothing short of (barely) controlled chaos, a war zone. In more civilized countries, city managers are able to design and implement rational bike paths that are safe enough for even small children to ride their bikes to school. Simply painting a green stripe in the middle of the street and labeling this a ‘bike path’ would have a German or Dutch urban planner howling with laughter. Watching the area around the BU Bridge at 5 pm is more like watching a street in Mumbai or Sao Paolo rather than Rotterdam or Munich, it’s definitely a scene from the Third World. An urban planner from Hamburg would look at that green stripe going straight through the path of auto traffic at the BU Bridge and chuckle, commenting “This is a joke, an attempt at gallows humor, right?”

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