bicycling

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

By - 8/17/13 - 8:24 am

Tinea reports the bicyclist seemed OK as she got in an ambulance after the collision not long after 1:30 a.m. at Harvard and Verndale streets.... Read more

By - 7/10/13 - 8:15 am

Boston Police report they are investigating a collision Tuesday morning between a 63-year-old man on a bicycle and a police officer in a cruiser on New Chardon Street. Both were taken to local hospitals, both are expected to survive.

By - 7/1/13 - 9:47 am

Bike rack

An irate citizen complains about this new bike rack on Worcester Square in the South End:

In a city where parking spaces are so limited that they sell for $560,000 how can you justify turning a resident parking spot into a bike rack?

UPDATE: City marks the... Read more

By - 6/29/13 - 11:31 am

Today is the last day for Bicycle Bill's on North Harvard Street. Its Facebook page now sports an icon reading "I'm retired. Do it yourself!" as well as a notice that the shop closes forever at 5 p.m. today.

H/t Compliments Food Co.

By - 6/13/13 - 7:13 pm

Seems some bicyclists are e-mailing the city Parks and Recreation Department all huffy about the new no-bicycling stencils applied to walkways on the Common last week.

But the ban is actually nothing new - it's just that, unlike in the Public Garden, where bicyclists are also warned to stay out, the previous stencils had faded away, Parks spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard says. "This is not a... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 10:35 am

The first Boston Bike Party kicks off at 7:30 tonight in Dewey Square, with the rolling party scheduled to wend through the Seaport, down to Castle Island and then across the rest of South Boston, into the South End and ending by the Pru.

By - 5/19/13 - 5:11 pm

The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.

Updated with MIT info.

MiuraKanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, died this afternoon... Read more

By - 5/15/13 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Menino says he wants to reduce injury rates among bicyclists by 50% by 2020. This report examines current bicycling trends in Boston and offers some suggestions, including looking at mandatory helmet use for all bicyclists, greater enforcement of existing traffic laws among both motorists and bicyclists and continuing to expand bicycle-friendly facilities and lanes in the city.

The report identifies specific problem routes... Read more

By - 5/2/13 - 3:14 pm

Brookline Police report that when an officer tried to stop a bicyclist riding the wrong way down School Street without a light after midnight yesterday, the bicyclist instead pedaled furiously away - only to fall off his bike at Harvard street. Then, when the officer caught up to him:

The cyclist picked up his bicycle and began to swing it in the direction of

... Read more
By - 4/5/13 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation says it's shutting the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge on Sunday for some major repairs:

All vehicles will be diverted to the surface roadways and through the BU Bridge/Brookline Street rotary, and back on to Memorial Drive.

By - 4/2/13 - 8:18 am

With Hubway bikes ready for riding for the season, Boston is soliciting bids from companies that would want to install and maintain "bicycle helmet vending machines at various locations throughout the city."

Bids are due by April 10 for the initial one-year contract.

H/t Brian D'Amico.... Read more

By - 3/11/13 - 10:14 am

Greg Hum shows off his two-wheeled drumming during the Friday snowstorm.

By - 3/10/13 - 6:24 pm

Bicycle on Boylston Street

Our own Dvdoff spotted one fed-up person's bicycle outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street today.

By - 3/8/13 - 9:35 am

Allston snow bike

Kyle W. Kerr enjoyed watching all the bicyclists in the snow this morning as he waited for the bus on Brighton Avenue in Allston.... Read more

By - 2/22/13 - 10:01 am

Trash Can Man

JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:

I guess he can't afford a winter hat or is hiding from someone. There was a cut out for his face with a Saran Wrap covering it.

... Read more
By - 12/28/12 - 8:59 am

For the past two years, a vexed citizen has complained to the city about the same three postal workers double parking in he bicycle lane outside the Talbot Avenue post office. Yesterday, the city marked one of the complaints "closed" and noted:

Officer spoke to post office workers about parking out front. they were warned. we will go by daily.

Now, this was... Read more

By - 12/6/12 - 9:05 am

18-wheeler involved in collision. Photo by Mike JuergensTruck involved in collision. Photo by Mike Juergens.

UPDATE: BU Today reports the bicylist was Christopher Weigl, 23, of Southborough, who was pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism at BU. His Web site.

A bicyclist did... Read more

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