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.
MassBike reports MassDOT has picked a design for the renovation of the Longfellow that features just one vehicle lane outbound and wider lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians in both directions.
Bikeyface illustrates getting hit by another bicyclist yesterday on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.
Of course, where some people see an exciting way for Boston to cycle into the 21st century, lawyers see the potential for new business:
Boston's Hubway bike-share system will undoubtedly lead to an increase in the number of cyclists sharing the road with automobiles. Unfortunately, this increase in the volume of cyclists on the road will likely also lead to an increase of... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a gray hatchback, possibly a Prius or a Mazda 5, for a shooting this afternoon on Harold Street near Homestead Street in Roxbury.
Police say the vehicle may have some scratches on the front from where it hit the bicycle before the shooting.
Police say the victim, 20, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to... Read more
And this guy, spotted by a T worker at Back Bay station today, has probably just exceeded it: