Bicycling

By - 5/14/12 - 9:08 am

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.

Steve Annear reports that, yes, the bicyclist stopped for all red lights.

By - 4/30/12 - 3:36 pm

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.

By - 4/29/12 - 10:05 am

Double bike

Even when completely sober, you can see some strange things late at night in Downtown Crossing, Rob Bellinger discovers.

By - 4/17/12 - 10:11 am

Midnight Marathon ride

Mikesssss photographed the annual midnight bike ride along the Marathon route. Later, Photographynatalia photographed some of the survivors runners:

By - 4/6/12 - 6:49 pm

Alert bus driver hit brakes in time.

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.

By - 4/5/12 - 8:54 am

On Somerville Avenue.

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 it's a bicycle accident.

By - 3/15/12 - 12:30 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Thursday incident on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

By - 3/12/12 - 11:04 am

Boston Biker reports the launch this week of Chain Reaction:

Boston's Only Mobile, After-School, Youth-Run Bike Shop!

By - 3/8/12 - 10:36 am

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.

By - 3/8/12 - 7:11 am

Bikeyface illustrates getting hit by another bicyclist yesterday on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

By - 3/6/12 - 7:12 am

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 bicycle accidents in the City of Boston.

By - 1/27/12 - 1:19 pm

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 survive.

By - 1/8/12 - 6:29 pm

TiradoBoston Police report that when a bicycle rider stopped into Alex's Chimi Restaurant in

By - 1/1/12 - 3:40 pm

And this guy, spotted by a T worker at Back Bay station today, has probably just exceeded it:

Bicyclist at Back Bay

By - 12/30/11 - 12:37 pm

Ghost bike

Vasant Marur photgraphed this memorial to Phyo Kyaw, who died in a collision with an 18-wheeler in Cambridge Tuesday night.

By - 12/28/11 - 6:44 am

Channel 4 reports a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler making a right turn and an unnamed bicyclist at Mass. Ave. and Vassar Street last night.

Photo by Matt Tomlin.

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:

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.

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