Bicycling

By - 5/12/16 - 1:24 pm
Bicycle and truck crash in Cambridge

Pat Miguel Tomaino photographed the remains of a crash at Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street this morning between the driver of a beer truck turning right and a woman on a bicycle. The Globe reports the woman suffered leg injuries.

By - 5/10/16 - 8:16 am
Commercial Street cycletrack in Boston

Adam Castiglioni checked up on the progress on the Commercial Street cycletrack - a dedicated lane, complete with barriers, for bicycles.

By - 2/22/16 - 11:43 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge Police have brought in State Police and the DA's office to investigate a crash involving an off-duty officer who may have hit a woman on a bicycle Sunday evening at Broadway and Portland Street, then drove off.

By - 2/11/16 - 10:21 pm

The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.

By - 12/22/15 - 11:28 am
Sign asking for her bike back

Pilotblock spotted this sign at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End - a couple feet above a no-longer-in-use chain and bike lock.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:31 am

Cambridge Police report the driver of a black pick-up caught on a surveillance camera knocking a bicyclist down and then fleeing has been identified and ordered to appear in court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's from Medford, police say.

By - 11/12/15 - 7:45 am

The Huntington News reports Northeastern Police officers came upon three guys attempting to use a bolt cutter to remove a bike at a campus bike rack Saturday afternoon. The three managed to flee, one holding an orange bolt cutter. But an hour later, police responding to a similar incident at a bike rack outside the Museum of Fine Arts found and this time detained bolt-cutter guy, who turned out to be a juvenile, who got to stew in the NUPD lockup for a few hours until his father arrived to pick him up.

By - 10/30/15 - 5:53 pm

Cambridge Police report they are looking for the driver of a pick-up they say swerved towards a bicyclist on Webster Street shortly after 7 a.m. on Sept. 29:

Just before the hit and run, the operator of the pickup yelled, honked his horn and then made contact with the bicyclist's handle bar, causing him to fall.

Read more.

By - 10/28/15 - 10:00 am

Pedestrian plaza proposed for Harvard/Comm intersection

The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.

To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.

By - 10/8/15 - 7:28 am
By - 10/4/15 - 12:12 pm
Rambo and Richard in Medford

Gordon Hallett watched Richard and Rambo whiz by on Middlesex Avenue in Medford yesterday.

By - 9/24/15 - 1:30 pm

An East Boston resident has started an online petition demanding her elected officials do everything they can to rid the neighborhood of the horror that are bicycle lanes - and they better not forget she votes. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 10:42 am
Police giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them

Turlach MacDonagh reports police were giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them this morning on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge.

Photo copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/10/15 - 7:17 am
New barriers protect bicycle lane on Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay

City installed flexible barriers this morning. Photo by Greg Hum.

The Globe introduces us to Jonathan Fertig, who spent $40 buying potted plants and traffic cones to protect the new bike lane on Mass. Ave. at Beacon, in an example of "tactical urbanism." He's now raised more than $2,200 to add more barriers (meanwhile, the city, good to its word, installed its own mini barriers today).

Greg Hum shows us the difference: Read more.

By - 9/6/15 - 6:42 pm

Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 5:43 pm
Bike on Storrow Drive

Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.

By - 9/1/15 - 9:04 am
New lane markings at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street in the Back Bay

Penny Cherubino at BostonZest shows us the newly re-striped intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street this morning.

Electronic signboards now warn motorists to "BE ALERT FOR CYCLISTS."

The intersection is where Anita Kurmann was struck and killed by a semi while bicycling earlier this month.

By - 8/20/15 - 8:19 pm
Ghost bike in Boston

Deborah Elizabeth Finn attended the memorial ceremony this evening for Dr. Anita Kurmann, who died in a collision with a flatbed truck earlier this month. At the ceremony, a white "ghost bike" was placed where she died.

A Boston Police spokesman said this morning the investigation into the collision continues; no charges have been brought.

By - 8/18/15 - 11:41 pm

Bicyclists will gather Thursday evening to place a white "ghost bike" where Anita Kurmann died last week in a collision with a flatbed truck at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street.

Kurmann, 38, was a Swiss doctor doing post-graduate work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She died at an intersection identified as the most dangerous one in the city for bicyclists.

The memorial begins at 6:30 p.m.