JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:
For the past two years, a vexed citizen has complained to the city about the same three postal workers double parking in he bicycle lane outside the Talbot Avenue post office. Yesterday, the city marked one of the complaints "closed" and noted:
Officer spoke to post office workers about parking out front. they were warned. we will go by daily.
Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed.
The Swellesley Report reports.
Community Spoke in Jamaica Plain reports:
With Hubway season almost over, you may not get much use out of this, but file it away for the spring: Chris Snyder recently discovered a trick for getting a Hubway bicycle that's stuck in its docking bay.
Sometimes, Hubway bikes refuse to be undocked. The gears on the dock whir for a bit, and then it flashes a red light of failure (not to be confused with an always-on red light that signifies the bike needs to be repaired). But the bike's merely stuck, probably from being improperly docked the last go-around.
Have you seen the new Boston Public Health Commission ads with the guy with the blood-drenched face? Boston Biker has, and is not amused:
Helmets are good, and people should wear them. But showing a kid who looks like someone took a bat to his face is not going to get more people to ride their bike, and I think we would all be better off if more people rode their bikes, with or without helmets.
Boston Biker reports bow-and-arrow hunting becomes legal for the next 2 1/2 months on Weston conservation land - through which run some trails often ridden by mountain bikers.
Seriously watch out!
BU Today reports BU Police stopped 152 bicyclists over three days last week and issued ten of them tickets for running red lights or other infractions.
The Daily Free Press reports police say a BU student was taken to St. Elizabeth with neck, back and knee injuries yesterday after she tried but failed to beat an SUV through a left turn on Comm. Ave. near Kenmore Square.
Michael Ahern, 46, was arrested yesterday on charges he ran down and killed a man riding his bicycle down Morrissey Boulevard early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Doan Bui, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene following the 12:30 a.m. crash near Malibu Beach between Ahearn's pickup and his bike.
Prosecutors formally charged Ahern with motor-vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger and speeding at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court.