To improve the safety of all road users Brookline Avenue is getting a combination of bike lanes (where space permits), shared lanes and a bike box this spring.
The bike box on Brookline Avenue will allow cyclists to move from the bike lane on the right to the left turn lane while the traffic light is red and turn ahead of cars once the light turns. This makes cyclists more visible to drivers and enables them to make the left turn without having to first cross several lanes of traffic. Click here for a video of how a bike box works from the City of Guelph.
Image Source: City of Boston