By James Sword, HANC Board
Panhandle Playground: Anne Baskerville from Rec and Park provided an update on the Panhandle Playground renovation plans and the pathways project. There is a delay on pathway repair due to uneven surfaces along the northern path. The playground project is set to have its first public meeting in March, and Anne will check back with us when scheduling has been finalized.
Proposed Bike Lanes on Fell and Oak: Ellen Robinson, a traffic engineer with MTA, reviewed the proposals to date. She assured us that having a proposal prepared does not mean that MTA was committed to the project, but short of a couple of significant routing issues, work would be moving forward on the lanes. Members were startled to learn of a new concept described in the feasibility report as a “high speed bike commuter lane,” especially because these lanes would encounter pedestrian cross-traffic every block along the way.