Driving

By - 9/25/16 - 12:01 pm

State Police report that around 5:40 a.m., troopers found a man lying on Rte. 16 near Wellington Circle with life-threatening injuries.

He was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police say they do not yet even have a description of the vehicle whose driver hit the man, then kept on going.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:29 pm
Car parked in bike lane in downtown Boston

The city has been installing bike lanes downtown that are marked off with bollards to keep cars out. But as P. Cheung discovered on Congress Street this morning, the bollards might be a bit too widely spaced.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:20 pm

The state is shutting the Great Ditch Bridge - that nasty little piece of work on the Dedham side of the Great Plain Avenue exit - at 8 tonight for work to get the bridge ready for its replacement by a span on which you won't have to worry anymore you'll get into a crash that will send you into the water. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 2:31 pm

MassDOT reports Lagrange Street will be shut just north of Centre Street on Sunday, Oct. 2 to let workers install parts of a new Needham Line bridge over Lagrange. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 12:58 pm
New trees along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain

Arborway project chronicler Clay Harper shows us the first new trees to be planted along the roadway - 16-to-18 foot elms. MassDOT plans call for 560 trees to be planted along the new surface roads - or about 400 more than were there when the Casey Overpass still hulked along.

By - 9/21/16 - 3:13 pm

Update: WBZ reports the SUV was stolen in JP and several teens were in it and injured.

A roll-over with entrapment around 2 p.m. Aerial video of the scene.

By - 9/20/16 - 11:19 pm

Boston Police report taking a different tack to busting up weekend drag racing in Newmarket Square: Undercover officers who take down license-plate information with which to write out tickets, summonses and RMV requests to immediately revoke driver's licenses. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:56 am
Flipped car on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

Shortly after 9 a.m. a driver making the turn from South Street onto Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale somehow flipped over at Birch Street. Read more.

By - 9/16/16 - 5:37 pm
Bicyclist on I-93

And we suspect what was going through the mind of that truck driver on the Expressway southbound by South Bay this afternoon could be abbreviated "WTF?!?"

Jeremy Yan, who photographed the furiously pedaling Hubway rider, couldn't believe it, either (note to curmudgeons: As you'll see in the next photo, Yan was not driving): Read more.

By - 9/15/16 - 11:39 am

WBUR chronicles all the issues, including the fact that the bridge is a historic landmark right down to its rivets, which means contractors have to use historic methods to rebuild it, right down to the use of 50,000 historically accurate rivets, rather than more modern, and faster ways to connect metal support beams.

By - 9/14/16 - 8:18 am

Even as we still try to tame our human drivers, Boston will begin planning for cars that drive themselves - in a year-long effort that will include figuring out how to test "autonomous" cars on our centuries-old roads. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 10:37 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a woman's lifetime license revocation for initiating a chain-reaction crash that killed another woman in Boxboro in 1989. Read more.

By - 9/7/16 - 11:38 am
Stuck truck in East Boston

Storrow Drive is where the little trucks go to die, but Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston is where the big rigs end their lives - and tie up traffic for miles around. Shane Dunn shows us one of the two trucks stuck at the Rte. 1A overpass this morning.

Coulda been worse.

By - 9/7/16 - 9:10 am
Weird electronic sign on the Zakim Bridge

MassDOT is up to its Boston English-lovin' ways again, this time to urge college roommates to learn fire escape routes from their dorm rooms, as Sharon McAuliffe shows us this morning.

Earlier:
Use yah blinkah.

By - 9/6/16 - 2:42 pm

A Quincy woman faces OUI charges for a crash that sent a state trooper to the hospital early this morning, State Police report. Read more.

By - 9/2/16 - 5:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Soldiers Field Road

Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.

A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 10:04 am
Truck backing up on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Richard Boese had come to a dead stop this morning, as one does in these bucolic days before classes begin, because there was a box truck in front of him, driven by someone who suddenly realized those "CARS ONLY" signs actually applied to him.

Then the guy put his truck in reverse, and ignoring his two passengers' arm waving and Boese's horn blaring, plowed right into Boese's rental car: Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 1:41 am

Updated.

Two people who had just arrived from El Paso, TX died early this morning when a Swampscott man rear-ended their Hampton Inn van on Rte. 1A just outside Logan Airport, State Police report. Read more.

By - 8/30/16 - 2:33 pm
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive

State Police show us why drivers heading inbound on Storrow Drive might have been a tad delayed around 2 p.m. today. Read more.