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.
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:
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter discusses.
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
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
Wouldn't you know it, I'm "friends" with this person on Facebook. It's a very distant connection, and I haven't had any contact with this person in at least... Read more
BostonTweet captured a little corking or something this evening at Harvard and Brighton in Allston.
Via Allston Rat City, who wonders:
Was anyone there at the corner of Comm and Harvard when some dude in a Honda got pissed off at the people on bikes blocking traffic and literally drove through... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will paint bike lanes from the Monument down Centre Street all the way to the beginning of the VFW Parkway - except through the large rotary where the Arborway comes in - because rotaries are just too risky for bicylists, who are advised to use the sidewalks around them.
A Jamaica Plain man with two drunk-driving convictions was charged with a third OUI offense after he allegedly disregarded a "No Turn on Red" sign in the Back Bay and hit and dragged a bicyclist in the crosswalk - then hit a cop as he was pulling over - the District Attorney's office reports.
Neither the bicyclist nor the Boston police officer were seriously hurt... Read more