Clear lane markings
To improve safety and expand access to our streets, Boston is launching a citywide, multi-year campaign to bring all crosswalks, lane markings, and bike lanes into a state of good repair. As Boston works to expand access to make Boston's neighborhoods interconnected for all modes of travel, including driving, cycling, and walking, it is important to ensure that our roadways are designed to maximize the safety of such modes of travel. Clear lane markings including crosswalks, "Don't Block the Box" markings at key intersections, and well marked bike lanes with appropriate insignia all help to reduce collisions, making our roadways safer for all users.
This FY18 budget builds on past investments in basic city services that have improved quality of life in Boston. As a result of accelerated resurfacing and sidewalk repair in FY17, the percentage of requests for sidewalk repairs addressed on time (within 48 hours) increased from 66% in December 2015 to 85% in December 2016.