Somerville Patch reports on the incident in Union Square.
The Boston Cyclists Union reports town officials are looking at raised "cycle tracks" for either side of the highway as it passes Washington Street:
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the design proposed by Tedrow and the Bike Union are the “floating bus stops.” The concept is common in Europe and it is included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide that many American cities including Boston now endorse, but it would be a first time it is used in Massachusetts. ... In essence, the bikeway travels behind the MBTA bus stop instead of in front of it, creating a crossing point where pedestrians can access the bus stop. The room for this marvel at Gateway East was provided by the removal of a unnecessary travel lane.
CarCarll spotted this turkey in a bike lane near Central Square this afternoon.
Around 7:30, Dan Berlin reported an unusual sight on the turnpike westbound:
Anyone else in Boston see the four people happily riding their Hubway bikes ON THE MASS PIKE?! Yikes.
In e-mail, he explains they look like they got on at Mass. Ave. They were riding in the breakdown lane, at least, he says:
Extra big breakdown these days, thanks to construction. But definitely no breakdown as they approach Cambridge. No helmets either
Teresa Gorman asks:
Looking for empty lot or park to practice biking in Cambridge or Somerville.Ideas?
Boston Magazine reports on the crash this morning.
Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:
Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, a motorist took exception, by way of his fist, to a bicyclist obeying traffic rules at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road.
Greland says the motorist, apparently headed straight, beeped at the bicyclist in front of him. When the bicyclist refused to move and told him the light was red, the driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist in the face, giving him a bloody mouth and knocking him to the ground - possibly into unconsciousness - Greland says.
Angela Wang reports DPW workers wielding bolt cutters are roaming the Back Bay this morning, cutting bicycles away from meters and taking them away to that place where bad bicycles go.
To go with the simulation of riding a trolley on the new end of the Green Line, MassDOT has created this simulation of riding a bike (or walking really quickly) along the 2-mile community path it's planning.
Via Somerville Voices.
Adam Salsman asks:
Finally looking to get my bike repaired. Needs work. Don't know anything about bikes. Where can I bring it and not get taken?
State officials today announced a 2-mile "community path" from Lechmere to Lowell Street, alongside the Green Line extension, will be fully complete by the time the Green Line extension opens, whenever that is (the latest estimate is 2020).
Construction is already well underway on the segment between Cedar and Lowell streets; state officials say that part of the path should be ready for use this fall.
The final cost of the walking and bicycle path is set at $39 million, half of which will be paid for with federal funds.
Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.
A "ghost bike" now marks the spot at Cambridge and Spice streets where Owen McGrory of Chelsea died in a collision with a garbage truck earlier this month.
Some people wanted to leave something besides flowers to remember the crash for which the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death: