Allen Street fills out

The enlarged curb at Allen Street fulfills a traffic-calming, pedestrian-friendly design.

The enlarged curb at Allen Street fulfills a traffic-calming, pedestrian-friendly design.

I like to compare these before-and-after images of the spot where Allen Street meets Mass. Ave.:

Marks on the ground, July xx

Marks on the ground, June 26

As viewed  December xx

As viewed December 14

You can use the street sign and telephone pole to trace the outline of the old curb in the photo of the new.

New trees planned for Allen St. west. Source: Mass, HIghway,

New trees planned for Allen St. west. Source: Mass. Highway.

The new design normalizes the intersection, as described in my Allen Street report. The change is both significant and dramatic.

The hydrant (left) is new.

There are 3 trees planned for that corner, including one in the crescent-shaped area created by the new curb.

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