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:
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.
Boston Biker reports Cambridge is looking at a ban on bicycles without brakes.
Leslee watched bicyclists on some sort of protest ride down Newbury Street on Saturday (she wonders who they were).
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.
Maria Varmazis videoed the start of the annual Hub on Wheels race at City Hall Plaza today. Mystery Pill photographed the race underway:
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.
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.
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 crash. The Elantra's driver, who is not being identified, was not injured. The Elantra was towed from the scene.
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 the female, and then something caught his eye. "I think that's it!" he yelled behind him, gesturing in the direction of the Old State House. ...
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.