Sean Roche reports from last night's monthly Critical Mass bike ride from Copley Square to Cambridge and back to Boston. Aside from one Masshole doing stupid, annoying stuff on his bike, he says he was greatly impressed by "lots of smart young people, men and women, for the most part asserting their legal right to the road, not looking for trouble."... Read more
Fibro Witch reports on an incident late last night at the Storrow exit onto Charlesgate:
... Riding after 11:30 pm, no bike light, no helmet, short dress. I bet the dress looks nice on you when you tie up the back. Not so great an idea when they are flapping around your rear tire.
And those flip flops, wrong wrong wrong for riding... Read more
Wicked Local Newton reports a woman turning into a driveway on Beacon Street yesterday was cited for failing to use care in turning because she plowed right into a bicyclist - who escaped serious injury.
Boston Biker reads them the red-light riot act.
Mike Ball reports he was bruised and likely in shock, since he doesn't recall from the time he was hit to the time he started talking to a Stoughton cop who seemed really angry somebody would do something like that and flee.
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Today's tale of bicycling angst - involving two guys who did NOT collide - comes to us courtesy of Salon.com:
... "F--- YOU!" he screams at me. Just like that. Then he pedals away.
"What?" I pedal after him. "Hey, man, wait a minute, hang on. It was an accident. I said I was sorry."
He stops, steps from his bike, and walks toward... Read more
The MBTA reports Transit Police arrested two alleged bike thieves in two separate incidents last week - one involving a guy who took his time looking for the best bike to separate from its lock.
Lawrence A. Bruno, 51, who gave his address as the Pine Street Inn, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. on June 4 by a couple of plainclothes cops who watched as... Read more
... I'm surprised that there is that much bicycle traffic. I'd noticed that the bicycle traffic in the SW Corridor was much greater than in previous years, but I never expected to count that many... Read more
Paola Ferrer snaps a photo of cabbies idling in the new bike lane on Comm. Ave at Kenmore Square.
Boston Police report a woman bicycling west on Newbury just before Clarendon this afternoon was pushed into a parked car by a tour bus. Police say the bicyclist said that around 3:50 p.m.:
[S]he was riding her bicycle in the far right travel lane adjacent to vehicles parked along the right side of Newbury Street when a tour bus, traveling outbound in the same... Read more
The Globe reports.
Meet Biker Boy, the avenger of evil now advising T riders that, yes, they can always bring folding bikes on the T.
The MBTA also says that from now on, bike cages will be called Pedal & Park - the name suggested by three riders in a "name the cage" contest. No details yet on where the other cages will be. Alewife and Forest Hills already have them.
Sean Roche goes so far as to declare the lanes, unveiled yesterday, reveal Boston as the new Portland - especially the lanes on Comm. Ave. from Charlesgate to the Public Garden:
... It's really tough to put into words how remarkable these bike improvements are and what a sea change it is to have Boston setting the standard for comprehensive bike accommodations. ...
Joe... Read more
Wasn't wearing helmet in collision this afternoon at Commonwealth and Lowell avenues, Wicked Local Newton reports.
Bobby Main tweets he was on an inbound E trolley around 8:40 a.m.:
E line inbound stopped at brigham circle. T hit a bike. He's ok but a little banged up.