bicycling

By - 12/18/13 - 1:30 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that, according to police, a visiting bicyclist from Jamaica Plain got upset at a motorist going around him on Washington Street, apparently because he was riding in the middle of the street to avoid just that sort of thing, so he caught up with her at a light and smashed her windshield with his bike lock. Police then arrested him.... Read more

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 am

A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:

My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on

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By - 12/12/13 - 11:26 am
Mailbox on a bike

Neal Gaffey spotted this US Postmaster approved bicycle at City Hall today.

By - 12/10/13 - 7:38 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports a bicyclist shoved and knocked down another bicyclist for her audacity in passing him on the right on Mass. Ave.

By - 12/3/13 - 3:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal introduces us to Superpedestrian, which is about to launch a rear-wheel replacement that stores energy from braking in a lithium battery - which then releases it to help bicyclists up hills or to just go extra fast. Based in Cambridge and founded by somebody at MIT, natch.... Read more

By - 12/2/13 - 8:52 am
SUV and bike rack

An annoyed citizen reports from Peabody Square in Dorchester:

So your policy of allowing folks to park on the sidewalk continues to lead to damage to the new infrastructure. Not only is the bike rack hit for at least the 2nd time a car is damaged too. Help!

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By - 11/20/13 - 4:29 pm
Large turnout for bridge meeting

Large turnout for Cambridge Street session.

Pedestrian safety, physically separated cycle tracks, and opposition to a proposed fence were front-and-center last night in Allston at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation meeting about the reconstruction of Cambridge Street between Harvard Avenue and Lincoln Street.

More than 150 people attended the meeting, including Allston residents, business owners and transportation experts. Many wore stickers that read "Union Square to the Charles River:" A... Read more

By - 11/17/13 - 11:33 am
Passive aggressive note

JF spotted a passive-aggressive note on a bicycle on Beacon Hill this morning. A passive-aggressive note written on a typewriter. A typewriter!

By - 11/14/13 - 3:35 pm

Transit Police have released this video of a guy stealing a bicycle from the bike cage at South Station around 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873

By - 11/8/13 - 11:18 am

Busted Knuckle reports it's going to be moving from Centre Street in West Roxbury to 159 Belgrade Ave., near Walworth.

By - 11/6/13 - 1:22 pm

A fuming citizen spokes up about the situation on High Street downtown:

How is it that a legally operating cyclist gets followed and screamed at for riding through a GREEN light? Because the shamlbling hoards [sic] of dumbphone addled zombies at this intersection don't understand that merely shambling into the intersection without looking first does not give them automatic right of way and license

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By - 10/31/13 - 3:12 pm
Besnilian

A Brighton District Court judge let a Watertown man walk out of court today following his arraignment on OUI and leaving-the-scene charges for a crash in Allston that sent two people to the hospital, one with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joseph Besnilian, 23, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from the wheel and liquor and obey... Read more

By - 10/8/13 - 7:28 pm
Bicyclist on gurney in front of trash truck

City trash truck, bicyclist, first responders.

A roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2 p.m. today:

City of Boston Parks Department trash truck hit a woman riding a bike at the corner of Beacon and Charles.

By - 10/3/13 - 10:26 pm

Around 9 p.m., both Intestinal Fortitude and Swarthy reported a woman riding a Hubway bike on I-90 eastbound just past the Allston/Cambridge tolls.

In a possibly unrelated incident, about 45 minutes later, State Police reported a pedestrian was hit by a car on I-93 south by Columbia Road.... Read more

By - 9/29/13 - 10:23 am

Around 11 p.m., Saturday, a stocky white man attacked a woman on her bike at West Newton and St. Botolph streets and stole her black Schwinn bike with a BU sticker on the back.... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 12:19 pm

A fed-up citizen in South Boston is outraged that his or her hallowed right to double park on Broadway has been taken away by a lame Hubway station:

Get rid of these stupid things! They are taking up valuable parking spaces. This is a high traffic area right in front of a busy store and Dunkin Donuts. Someone is going to get hurt!

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By - 9/21/13 - 8:53 pm
Mayor's cup bicycle race

Tim Mouradian took in the Mayor's Cup bike race through downtown today.

Copyright Tim Mouradian. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/13/13 - 7:43 am

Word from Boston Bikes by way of Southie Bikes is that a community meeting on proposed bike lanes on West Broadway scheduled for Monday has been abruptly called off:

Neighborhood groups, businesses and elected officials will continue to meet and discuss the possible expansion of bike lanes in South Boston.

The hearing had threatened to become the latest, and possibly loudest, battle between... Read more

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