bicycling

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

By - 8/4/11 - 9:47 am

Hubway vandalism

An alert citizen reports this morning that somebody took offense to the Hubway bike-rental station outside the Brigham Circle Diner on Huntington Avenue.... Read more

By - 8/2/11 - 8:25 pm

Jonathan, who reported his bike was among those hit by a gray Civic at Harvard and Comm. Ave. during a Critical Mass ride on Friday, reports today he got the name of the driver:

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

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By - 8/2/11 - 10:32 am

Map showing Hubway stations and the percentages of bikes that are available.

Via Sarah Grafman.

By - 7/30/11 - 11:31 am

Jonathan was among the bicyclists the driver of a gray Civic took aim at during last night's Critical Mass cork-up in Allston. He reports on the incident, notes he has the guy's license-plate number.

By - 7/29/11 - 8:53 pm

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

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By - 7/29/11 - 12:02 pm

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.

By - 7/28/11 - 10:46 am

Whole lot of bikes

Dan K photographed City Hall Plaza full of new bikes awaiting the formal launch of the Hubway bike-rental network today.... Read more

By - 7/25/11 - 2:46 pm

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

By - 7/24/11 - 5:38 pm

Yellow keep-out sign

Steve Garfield reports the city recently replaced the white no-bicycles signs on the Jamaica Pond path that bicyclists routinely ignored with bright yellow no-bicycles signs.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 9:53 am

The Globe notes that the draft map of the new Hubway bike-rental network shows no rental kiosks south of Roxbury Crossing and Brigham Circle:

"They're all in the downtown area, with the tourists and the wealthy people," lamented 21-year-old Genesis Baez, who lives in Jamaica Plain.

The Globe quotes Hubway honchos that bike-rental systems only work where they can have rental stations every... Read more

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