Yesterday, coming back from my ride to Concord, I saw a sign at Alewife directing me to the route to Harvard Square and the Charles River. The route seemed to just dump me onto Rings Avenue so I figured either the signage was bad or I took a wrong turn. I decided to try again today.
Starting at JFK park I followed the signs to Brattle Street, there I thought I missed a sign because there was no signs for blocks. Finally a sign pointed me down Lake View Avenue which ends right on Fresh Pond next to the old Tokyo restaurant.
I missed a sign so I stayed on the near side of the street instead of crossing, thus making my ride a little less pleasant.
Once at Alewife I saw the sign from yesterday and realized I had misread it. I had gone left under Route 2 but the sign pointed straight to stay on the side with the station. Following it it led me back around to the Tokyo where my first missed sign was.
I looked all around but could not find a sign directing me at this point. The only legal choice was Vassal Lane, but issues of legality never seem to matter to many cyclists so a sign here would be good. As with Brattle there were no signs until the turn. While it is safe to go straight until you get to a sign some confirmation that one is on the right street would be great.
The route was perhaps less direct but turned out to be more pleasant than I might have picked.
I commend the city for the signage and will suggest a few more to help people know they are on the right track.