Bicycling

Bicycling

By - 7/17/15 - 12:56 pm
Bicyclist in the Tip O'Neill Tunnel

Andy MC spotted a bicyclist today where you don't normally see one: Heading north inside the Tip O'Neill Tunnel on I-93.

By - 7/16/15 - 3:39 pm

Daniella Torres reports on a crash around 3:15 p.m. at the Back Bay intersection:

Just saw/heard terrible hit and run with a bike and a red (maybe gray trim) SUV at intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston.

Walking across street, heard crash, saw biker fly in air. Crowd (not me) got license plate, stayed until ambulance came.

Biker was in severe pain (head/leg) but talking. Guy in crowd made sure he didn't move his head & comforted him.

By - 7/12/15 - 10:29 am
Naked bicycle rider

OfficerInBoston watched the World Naked Bike Ride Boston edition go by last night.

Not everybody bicycled in complete deshabille, as Arturo Gossage shows us: Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:04 am

The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.

The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.

The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.

H/t Rozzie Bikes.

By - 5/24/15 - 10:31 pm

Staffers at TechBoston Academy in Boston say Fritz Philogene, who died when two cars crashed at Talbot and New England avenues and at least one hit him as he rode his bicycle, deserves to be buried in his native Haiti. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 9:37 am

Thanks to Kevin Church for discovering this charming exchange of ideas on a Cambridge street: Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:14 am

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:27 pm

UPDATE: Driver arrested.

Around 10:10 p.m. at Talbot and New England avenues between two cars and a teen on a bicycle.

WCVB reports the cars, one a white Cadillac, crashed and one or both of the vehicles then hit the teen, killing him. Read more.

By - 4/16/15 - 4:51 pm

Interaction with a trooper at Charles Circle on Tuesday.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 3/31/15 - 9:52 am
Hubway station being rebuilt on Atlantic Avenue outside Boston's South Station

Claire Blechman watched workers reinstall the Hubway station outside South Station this morning.

By - 3/27/15 - 10:12 am

State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.

Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the bulk of the repairs to the bridge and the realignment of the traffic/bicycle/pedestrian lanes is finished.

By - 3/25/15 - 11:31 am
Boston Mayor Walsh announces a new traffic-fatality plan

Mayor Walsh, other city officials and an old parking meter today.

Mayor Walsh said today the dedicated bike lanes planned for Comm. Ave. between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner are only part of a long-term "Vision 0" plan to curb crashes and traffic-related deaths through a combination of street reconfiguration and tougher enforcement.

By - 3/25/15 - 7:35 am

The Globe reports on the plans for rebuilding Comm. Ave. between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner with "cycle tracks" that would use barriers to keep motorists out of the bike lanes.

The Herald froths about the goddamn tree-hugging dirty hippie socialists in Spandex destroying America thanks Obama.

By - 3/20/15 - 3:47 pm

Nicole Freedman, appointed by then Mayor Menino to gear up Boston's bicycling efforts, is leaving next week for a transportation job with the city of Seattle (to which we also recently lost our chief of detectives).

She writes:

By - 3/11/15 - 4:49 pm

Cambridge Police report a bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck around 1:40 p.m. on Putnam Avenue between River and Pleasant streets.

Marcia Deihl, 65, a Cambridge singer and songwriter, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. They add:

The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident and the driver is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been filed at this time.

By - 2/20/15 - 11:01 am
Snow tunnel at Wellington station on the Orange Line.

Boston Bike Party show us the tunnel a determined group of bicyclists with shovels dug out of a snow mound at the Wellington T stop - where the T dumped snow right on a bike path.

By - 1/30/15 - 9:05 am
Snow bicycle in the South End

Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.

By - 1/22/15 - 7:19 pm

The head-on collision, north of the boathouse around 7 p.m. was with another bicyclist on a path.

By - 12/20/14 - 9:43 am

Kara Sassone asks:

I'm looking for a recommendation for a bicycle shop in or near Roslindale; where would you send me?

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It is not necessary as there is a large parking lot. You are jeopardizing bicyclists lives every single day. Please make sure the mayor and Commissioner gilooly see this.

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