bicycling

By - 12/22/11 - 1:28 pm

Lame cabs in Allston

The day after local bicyclists celebrated the opening of bike lanes on the BU Bridge, an irate citizen forwarded this photo of lane-hogging cabs just a few blocks away outside BU's Warren Towers:

Apparently the bike lane on Comm. Ave. is now

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By - 11/29/11 - 6:51 am

Liam, who lives in Forest Hills, explains his support for a proposal to replace the crumbling hulk of an overpass by the T stop with an at-grade crossing, rather than with another overpass:

I am aware that traffic engineers in your department have determined that both a bridge and the at-grade option will handle the predicted traffic flow of 2035 in roughly the same

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By - 11/7/11 - 1:17 pm

The Globe reports some guy from Martha's Vineyard learned this morning you're not allowed to ride a bike on I-93, when State Police stopped him in Milton, gave him a ticket and told him to not do it again.

UPDATE: That wasn't just some guy. Boston Biker reports he was "local crazy man" Lucas Brunelle, who is known for his two-wheeled stunts.... Read more

By - 10/21/11 - 10:29 pm

Cambridge Police tweet about a collision around 5 p.m. at Windsor and Main streets:

Bicyclist transported to the hospital w/ serious injuries after she was struck by a truck making a right turn.

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By - 10/21/11 - 10:25 pm

Boston Biker reports Cambridge is looking at a ban on bicycles without brakes.

By - 10/13/11 - 6:28 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a collision around 6 p.m. Wednesday at Commonwealth Avenue and Buick Street. Both driver and victim are BU students.... Read more

By - 10/2/11 - 10:35 pm

High bike

Leslee watched bicyclists on some sort of protest ride down Newbury Street on Saturday (she wonders who they were).

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/27/11 - 1:33 pm

Channel 25 reports on an incident this afternoon on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Note the location of one of the bicycles - right by a "sharrow" meant to tell drivers and bicyclists to watch out for each other in the shared lane. Injuries were minor, 25 says.

By - 9/25/11 - 10:11 pm

Maria Varmazis videoed the start of the annual Hub on Wheels race at City Hall Plaza today. Mystery Pill photographed the race underway:

Racer

Photo copyright Mystery Pill. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/14/11 - 9:43 am

Also don't realize that some bicyclists now wear helmetcams for just such occasions, as Eoin O'Carroll demonstrates in this video from Mass. Ave. (the Boston one) yesterday:

By - 9/14/11 - 7:36 am

Update: Both drivers were arrested.

BU Today reports on a battle royale on Comm. Ave. near the BU Bridge yesterday afternoon that left two SUVs with smashed windows and a bicycle beneath the wheels of one of the vehicles - its rider having managed to leap to safety just before he wound up there as well.

Casey Graves (CAS'12) says the driver of

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By - 8/30/11 - 10:37 am

Bicycle lock

Douglas McGregor watched a two-wheeled BPD officer secure his ride outside the Kenmore Square Dunkin' Donuts, notes:

The bike cops are smart to not carry the weight of a superfluous bike lock! It was the fastest bike lockin' I have ever seen... at perp-arresting speed.

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By - 8/22/11 - 12:41 pm

State Police report that Joseph A. Santo, 19, of Somerville, was transported to Mass. General with serious injuries following the collision around 12:30 a.m. at Rte. 16 and Broadway.

A 2006 Hyundai Elantra struck the bicycle in the right lane of Route 16 eastbound.

The State Police investigation determined that the driver of the Elantra, a 46-year-old Medford man, did not contribute to causing the

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By - 8/22/11 - 10:35 am

Boston Biker reports on the planned facilities at Braintree, Ashmont, Davis Square, Oak Grove and Malden Center - and that they will use a different and better rack design than the existing cages, based on input from actual bicyclists.

By - 8/14/11 - 10:44 am

Dan recounts a couple of sightings of tourists on rental bikes:

Here they came up Congress Street, arriving at the five way intersection of Congress, State and Devonshire just as the light turned green. Zig-zagging slightly, the male, who was in the lead, stopped in the middle of the road, clearly unsure where to go. Straight? Slight right? Sharp right? He turned to consult

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By - 8/11/11 - 11:29 am

Chris reports this video shows a guy in a delivery-type uniform checking out bikes at 99 High St. downtown last Thursday, then making off with one - unfortunately, his.

He reports it's a black Novara Express, with a custom leather seat, SPD pedals, black gear bag under the seat, a pump and two water bottle... Read more

By - 8/8/11 - 5:35 pm

Andy Riga, who writes about transportation for the Montreal Gazette, writes today that what I (and other folks) took as umbrage at Boston was, in fact, umbrage as his own city's civic leaders.

Seems Montreal officialdom has to promote the fact that other cities have adopted their Bixi-style bike-sharing program in an effort to justify the tens of millions of dollars in subsidies... Read more

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