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Grant funds to bolster bicycle, pedestrian safety

Dedicated bicycle lanes along Beacon Street from Newton Centre by Boston College to the Boston city line may be confusing drivers and causing a few traffic tie-ups, but Newton officials say that’s just an expected, short-term hiccup as bicycle safety is made a priority.

As motorists and cyclists become more familiar with the new rules of the road and traffic engineers tinker with the plan, police, bike advocates, and officials believe the slowdowns will be alleviated.

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