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.
The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Hallett watched Richard and Rambo whiz by on Middlesex Avenue in Medford yesterday.
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.
Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.