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...Read more
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.
At a City Hall press conference today, Walsh said he will start a nationwide search for a city "active transportation director"...Read more
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.
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).
I am proud of how much we have accomplished together for cycling here in Boston. Since launching we have added 92 miles of bike lanes and...Read more
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...Read more
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.Read more
The head-on collision, north of the boathouse around 7 p.m. was with another bicyclist on a path.Read more
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...Read more
A concerned citizen does some bike counting outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street:
If there's a place bike racks are needed it's here ! Bikes attached all over the place! Maybe you can get Apple to make a large art piece for a bike rack! I'm counting 10 bikes locked to everything except bike racks!...Read more
The BRA board on Thursday considers a developer's plan to tear down a fenced-off, abandoned old commercial area at 135 Bremen St. and replace them with 94 apartments on six floors, space for a restaurant or shop and 126 parking spaces in an underground garage.
Developers Joseph Ricupero and Michael Merullo say they would set aside space in the garage for both 100 bicycles...Read more
Updated with info from the arraignment.
A Brookline cab driver had bail set at $1,000 today on charges he wielded both his fists and his cab as weapons against a bicyclist who had just run into a pedestrian at Tremont and Avery streets Friday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, the incident with driver Sam Chandler, 45, began...Read more
Hubway announced today its bicycle-rental stations will again remain open this winter in Cambridge - except for the stations at Lafayette Square/Main Street and Dana Park, which will be taken out to let snow plows plow snow.
Closures of other stations will begin in mid-November, with Brookline and Somerville concluding operations on Wednesday, November 26th. For the first time, a reduced number of stations...Read more
Michael Ahern of Dorchester was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for killing bicyclist Doan Bui on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012 by ramming him so hard with his pickup Bui's body flew 150 feet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had asked for six to eight years in a state prison, because evidence showed that not only was Ahern going 20...Read more
The City Council today passed an ordinance under which all trucks over 10,000 pounds used by city contractors will have to be equipped with side guards and special mirrors to reduce the odds a bicyclist or pedestrian will be crushed when the truck makes a turn or changes lanes.
The ordinance, which goes into effect in six months, is the first in the nation. The...Read more