Bicycling

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.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:57 am
How to make a left turn on Binney Street

Turning left the green way. Photo by Charles River TMA.

Cambridge is trying something different with a dedicated bicycle lane on the newly repaved Binney Street between Land Boulevard and Third Street: Bright green lanes and dedicated left-turn boxes, which, of course, nobody has ever seen around here.

The Charles River Transportation Management Association explains how to use the new turn boxes, designed to left bicyclists turn left with less danger: Read more.

By - 8/8/15 - 6:45 pm

Boston Police report she was Anita Kurmann, 38, of Cambridge. Police say the collision remains under investigation.

Kurmann, a Swiss surgeon, was a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism division. The Globe talks to her colleagues.

By - 8/7/15 - 10:59 am

The Back Bay intersection where a bicyclist was hit and killed this morning was identified in a city report two years ago as the most dangerous in the city for bicyclists. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 8:56 am

Surveillance photo of the wanted truck, via BPD.

A woman in her 30s was hit sometime before 7:30 a.m. at Mass. Ave. and Beacon Street, was pronounced dead not long after. The truck was turning right onto Beacon from Mass. Ave.

Mel witnessed the crash: Read more.

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.

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