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.
The Daily Free Press reports on the bicycle summit at BU yesterday.
Charlotte marvels over the elegant bike she spotted locked to a pole in the South End.
Officers will more proactively seek out and fine for safety violations committed by those on a bicycle and those operating a motor vehicle. This effort will include the strict enforcement of Massachusetts laws dedicated to bicycle... Read more
Boston Biker reports a planned bike race (tentative date: May 8) in which participants will have to check in at each of the 12 subway terminal stations - from Forest Hills and Oak Grove to Alewife and Wonderland.
Mike Juergens tweets from Allston.
The MBTA confirms a bicyclist died after a collision late this afternoon near the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington avenues. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said "an active investigation" is underway by MBTA and Boston police. Channel 4 reports it appears the still unidentified bicyclist tried passing the bus on the left, lost control, then slipped under the bus.... Read more
... The story is that they don't know squat about biking on this coast if my very unscientific mini-sampling is any indication. They would route me on dangerous roads and go with absurdly convoluted, multi-turn paths that would require cheat... Read more
When Boston Biker rode to work today, he was a bit surprised to see so many other cyclists out in the bad weather. It made him think that this is the year bicycling achieves critical mass inside 128:
... The more people that cycle, the more people see cyclists. The more they see them, the more they feel comfortable giving it a try (everyone... Read more
I apologize for reckless driving exhibited by one of our employees. MBTA Bus operators must complete a comprehensive Defensive Drivers Course prior to being certified to operate an MBTA vehicle in passenger service. This operator has been identified and will be re-instructed on her duties... Read more