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Plan for cycling corridor at issue

During peak commuting times, some 300 bicyclists per hour travel down Somerville’s Beacon Street, making it Greater Boston’s busiest cycling corridor. It is also considered one of the state’s most dangerous, with 154 accidents in the Inman Square area between 2002 and 2010, according to a state Department of Transportation report.

The street is riddled with potholes, and in certain areas cyclists are exposed to the danger of being “doored”: struck by the opening door of a parked vehicle. But despite the dangers, it has become increasingly popular as a direct route from Porter Square to Kendall Square. 

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