She had a job along the South Boston waterfront, but no parking space, so she parked in other companies' lots for eight months until she got caught and threatened with towing. Now she's commuter from the South Shore, pedaling on some of the worst, most bicycle-unfriendly roads in America!
At Neponset Circle while waiting for the light to turn green, I met a young... Read more
Biking in Heels spots a Google bike in Kendall Square and chats to its rider about the company's fleet of bikes for its Kendall Square employees.
The Globe reports car traffic in Kendall Square is dropping even as employment is increasing. Credit goes to employer incentives for bike riding and T taking - spurred by city regulations that require landlords to foster car alternatives in exchange for permission to build new parking spaces.... Read more
Around 9:50 p.m., Dan Fitzgerald tweeted:
Anyone else see the naked man biking down Dartmouth St? That's one way I could solve issue of getting home in this weather via bike. Hmm.
Fitzgerald then responded to our query as to whether the bicyclist was a bear:
He was not a bear, that I can confirm. He was also wearing a helmet.... Read more
Bicyclists gather at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street at 8 p.m. tonight to install a white "ghost bike" in memory of Kelsey Rennebohm, a BC grad student who died after a collision with an MBTA bus Friday night.
After the installation, bicyclists will go on a memorial ride to BC. More info and to RSVP.
Boston College today identified the woman killed in a Huntington Avenue incident late Friday as Kelsey Rennebohm, a graduate student in the Lynch School of Education:
Rennebohm was a gifted student and an experienced teacher who worked to provide high-quality instruction and support services for all children. A... Read more
A woman in her late 20s died Friday night after a collision on Huntington Avenue at Forsyth Street around 10:30 p.m. Boston Police report an MBTA bus was apparently involved but that investigators have yet to determine a cause.
Boston and MBTA police initially had some trouble locating the bus that might have been involved; by... Read more
Penny Cherubino reports an epidemic of walkers and joggers using bicycle lanes instead of sidewalks, for no good reason she can fathom:
Is it payback for the bikes on the sidewalks?
Is it an adventuresome streak that hopes to play chicken with a two-wheeler?
The Tech posts copies of the reports into the death of Phyo Kyaw last Dec. 27 in a collision with an 18-wheeler at Mass. Ave. and Vassar Street.
Rush Hour Race pitted the three transportation modes in a battle to the death, um, fastest commute this morning between Davis Square and Kendall Square. LivableStreets reports bike won, followed nine minutes later by the T. The car sputtered in last.
And that's not a good thing, say researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who had trained observers stationed outside Hubway rental kiosks last year.
Some 80% of Hubway users rode with no head protection - a far higher number than non-rental riders - according to their study, printed today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
"Head injury accounts for about a third... Read more
Even when completely sober, you can see some strange things late at night in Downtown Crossing, Rob Bellinger discovers.
MQ took this photo around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue, reports:
I think rider got doored, bus stopped in time thankfully.
Roving Uhub photographer Andy Sellars took this around 8:40 a.m.:
I was just on my way to work and saw the Somerville emergency response out in force on Somerville Ave between Porter and Union, near the Samba Bar. They were putting someone on a backboard. I didn't see any cars involved, and there was a very concerned cyclist talking to the police, so I think... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Thursday incident on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.