Question/Comment: A resident would like to know why the right fork at the Somerville Ave & Elm Street split has been eliminated. S/he notes that with the new traffic pattern there no right turn lane at the light and no room for a bicycle lane.
Update: According to the city's traffic engineering consultants, Design Consultants, the changes made to Somerville Ave around Elm and Craigee Streets were meant as traffic calming measures. They reduce the speed of vehicles traveling on Elm Street and other nearby streets. The concrete and other materials chosen were designed to provide visual contrast, making it clear that parts of the area are closed to vehicular traffic.