By - 4/15/11 - 2:21 pm

Mike Ball reports on last night's hearing on proposed bike lanes along Mass. Ave. from the river to Symphony Hall. Among other topics:

The local D-4 police captain, Paul Ivens (also a cyclist) ... was jolly but firm. Along with their regular duties, his officers have issued several hundreds of tickets to bike-lane car parkers since July. He noted that they would likely be

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By - 4/11/11 - 4:40 pm

The city holds a hearing on Thursday to see what people think of the proposed addition of bike lanes to one of Boston's busiest streets.

City officials say bicycles now account for up to 14% of vehicle traffic on the avenue during rush hours - and that Mass. Ave. has one of the highest rates of bicycle accidents in the city. Under the city proposal,... Read more

By - 4/2/11 - 2:35 pm

Boston Police report a possible break in ending a spate of bicycle thefts on Beacon Hill and the Common over the past month: The arrest of Matthew Berry, 30, of Somerville.

Police say one of the theft victims was scanning Craigslist when he saw a bicycle that looked like his. After he contacted police, a detective contacted the seller and arranged to meet him... Read more

By - 2/1/11 - 7:31 am

Bike-riding Steve Nadis reports a brief discussion with a pedestrian in a crosswalk at River and Putnam.

By - 1/26/11 - 7:04 am

The Metro reports on a request from Mayor Menino to the state legislature to increase fines for red-running bicyclists from $20 to $150.

Boston Biker says fine, but only if the city does the same for pedestrians:

If you passed a law giving police the ability to write $150 j-walking tickets, you could go downtown on any given weekday and solve the state

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By - 1/24/11 - 11:00 am

Boston Police are investigating the 8:10 a.m. collision that left a 74-year-old man dead.

UPDATED with correct age.

By - 12/10/10 - 3:37 pm

Pete Stidman of the Boston Cyclists' Union explains the city should have talked to local residents first, because the lanes just showed up while they were looking at angled parking on Main Street as a way to increase parking for stores there:

Normally, when two competing interests arise like this, the neighborhood has a chance to talk them through and see options on designs

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By - 12/8/10 - 3:25 pm

Boston Biker posts a copy of e-mail from the city's bicycle czar on why the city moved so quickly to remove the bike stripings it had just put down on Main Street a month ago - basically, the city should have talked to Charlestown residents first and it didn't.

By - 12/7/10 - 12:09 am

Boston Biker reports on the sudden disappearance of new bike lanes on Main Street just four weeks after the road was striped for them. Seems the Charlestown Neighborhood Council told the city Main Street doesn't need bike lanes:

The Neighborhood Council had a meeting on November 30 about the 4-week-old bike lanes. I was unable to attend.

The next morning, the bike lanes

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By - 11/28/10 - 11:35 am

The Boston Cyclists Union's Interactive Crash Map maps bicycle crashes between May and October of this year.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 11/26/10 - 12:38 pm

The 16-year-old Jamaica Plain girl, allegedly driving her mom's mini-van without permission, was arraigned this morning in West Roxbury District Court on a variety of charges related to an Oct. 8 incident that sent a 65-year-old man to the hospital for three weeks with severe injuries that required surgery and skin grafts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Terry Craven released the... Read more

By - 11/9/10 - 9:23 am

Dave Daniels reports on a recent incident in Kenmore Square - and posts a photo of the bowlegged bicyclist who nearly hit him:

He was weaving back and forth from one side of the sidewalk to the other. I don't know if he had "issues", was on some sort of mind-altering substance, or just an idiot.

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By - 11/7/10 - 2:35 pm

A rich money manager driving his Mercedes hits a cyclist, a surgeon, and keeps going. He pulls over a few miles down the road to phone in a report of damage to his vehicle and asks that his car be towed. He does not ask for law enforcement assistance or emergency medical care for cyclist.

The police arrest the driver later but the District... Read more

By - 10/14/10 - 8:01 am

Wicked Local reports on a a bike-vs-pedestrian crash near BC in Newton the other day, adds:

Bicyclists lose a lot of credibility for their deserved gripes about cars not sharing the road when they are running people down in crosswalks.

By - 10/8/10 - 3:10 pm

Brookline Patch reports that after the bicyclist became disengaged, the driver sped off. Victim sustained serious injuries in the 1 p.m. incident

By - 10/5/10 - 8:30 am

Possible Longfellow realignmentOne possible outbound Longfellow realignmentA state task force meets Wednesday to consider possible options for re-aligning the venerable bridge as part of the state's $255-million repair program.

The session to consider three options begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Shriners Hospital auditorium, 51 Blossom... Read more

By - 9/29/10 - 8:09 pm


John Tammaro photographed some of the women racers in the Mayor's Cup on Sunday.

Copyright John Tammaro. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/26/10 - 9:43 am

Jeff Cutler reports from City Hall Plaza this morning:

By - 9/21/10 - 11:28 pm

Dan Kennedy shows off what he has to wear around his arm for the next week or so following surgery for the shattered elbow he got in a bicycle accident (no, no cars were involved). The Percocets help immensely, he types with his one good arm.