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.
Andy MC spotted a bicyclist today where you don't normally see one: Heading north inside the Tip O'Neill Tunnel on I-93.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Kevin Church for discovering this charming exchange of ideas on a Cambridge street: Read more.