Driving

By - 2/26/17 - 12:07 pm

WalkUp Roslindale is sponsoring hour-long standouts over the next month at key Roslindale intersections for the next four Saturdays, starting in Roslindale Square.

Boston reduced its default speed limit from 30 to 25 m.p.h. in January.

By - 2/25/17 - 11:09 am

Traffic on I-93 northbound through the O'Neill Tunnel was backed way the hell up this morning due to a truck losing a load of gravel, according to State Police, who reported at 11:05 a.m. that all the lanes were re-opened.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

By - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:43 pm
Passive-aggresive parking note: Sorry you had to go to a funeral, but that's not reason to be a dick about it

Amanda happened upon this Cambridge space-saver note-on-a-stick tonight that was obviously in response to an earlier note posted on a car parked in a space.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:49 pm
Boston public-works pickup truck full of space savers

Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.

The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:

Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:56 am
Allston spacesaver

We're going to hope the Allston baby this belongs to has aged out of it, because thinking a parent would rip it away from a tot is just too horrible to imagine, especially a parent who clearly couldn't actually be bothered to clear out the space first. Zef spotted it on Comm. Ave. this morning.

By - 2/15/17 - 8:25 am

WCVB reports a dozen cars were damaged last night by voracious potholes on Rte. 1A.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:25 pm

The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/12/17 - 10:52 am

State Police report a 25-year-old from Everett died after his Altima crashed into the "attenuating barrier" separating the main road from Exit 20 to I-90 around 4:15 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/11/17 - 6:15 pm
Cambridge space saver

Guys, you can't just plop a chair down somewhere - you need to put some actual work into shoveling the space. People across the river, like RoadTrip New England, who took the photo today, can help with the basic rules of space saving.

By - 2/11/17 - 10:05 am
Car off the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

Nick the roving UHub photographer came on this scene between the Jamaicaway and Jamaica Pond near Pond Street around 6:30 a.m.; says the minivan had been there for 30 to 60 minutes.

By - 2/10/17 - 5:29 pm
Space saver and heater in Cambridge

Robert Alvarez spotted this on Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 pm

And you know what that means: Yep, residents can save their shoveled out spaces until 8 a.m. on Sunday - except in the South End, where space savers are banned, banned, banned. Also, parking will be OK on snow-emergency routes at 8:01 a.m.