Driving

By - 2/1/18 - 9:21 am
Sign at Government Center garage warning of possible exiting issues should the Pats win the Super Bowl and hold a parade

Haley Scott reports these signs have gone up at what's left of the Government Center garage.

By - 1/30/18 - 9:13 am
Flooded Morrisse Boulevard

Ndorb managed to avoid being washed out to sea on Dorchester's Morrissey Boulevard, reports it's now closed, at least heading south, due to the usual flooding. It'll probably be closed for awhile, what with the storm and the impending high tides from the superdupermoon.

By - 1/30/18 - 7:51 am
Flipped car in East Boston

KMV surveyed the damage on Webster Street shortly after midnight. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 11:02 pm

State Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on drunk-driving charges early today after a trooper supervising a storrowed tractor-trailer inbound at the BU Bridge spotted him driving a van outbound despite the lack of two tires. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 9:00 am
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Good thing he wasn't hauling anything hazardous, eh? Photo by Tracy Walsh.

Sometime around 1:30 a.m., a semi driver thought it would be a good idea to get on Storrow Drive inbound. The train bridge near BU quickly informed him otherwise by turning his big rig into a much smaller rig.

Rick Macomber shows us the view from the other side of the bridge, which, of course, is famous for being the only place in America where you can smash a truck under a train that is passing under a car while a plane flies overhead: Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 9:32 am

MassDOT reports that after tomorrow morning's rush hour, like around 10 a.m. or so, workers will shift the westbound (towards the Jamaicway) lanes on the Arborway at Forest Hills to their new permanent positions, which will mean getting into a new mindset when driving through the area. Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 1:48 pm

The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu to begin looking at charging fees for what are now free resident parking permits - and maybe even limiting the number of permits any one family could get. Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 12:51 pm

Boston city councilors will study the implications of unleashing fleets of driverless cars on the mean streets of Boston - not just how they will fit in with all the Massholes out there but what the shift would mean for cab and ride-share drivers. Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 11:28 am

Ardale Street is a one-way street in Roslindale that ends at Centre Street by a 7-Eleven. One fed-up resident files a complaint:

Vehicles are constantly driving up our one way street. Drivers turn left out of 7-11 parking lot and go the wrong way even if they know they're doing it. I just saw someone who lives on the street do it. She does it like 10 times a week. I don't know what to do about this. There are already one-way/do not enter signs.

By - 1/24/18 - 10:52 am

16 seconds: The Killing of Anita Kurmann

MassBike takes another look at the the 2015 crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street that killed Dr. Anita Kurmann. The driver of the truck was not charged; the Globe reports authorities stand by their conclusion he did nothing wrong.

Ed. note: The video includes footage of Kurmann's death.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:19 am

Delayed commuters on the Franklin Line this morning get to shoot daggers out of their eyes not at Keolis but at the semi driver who realized too late his cab wasn't going to fit under the tracks at East Street in Dedham: Read more.

By - 1/22/18 - 11:23 pm

State Police report a man speeding away from a traffic stop on Quincy Shore Drive around 9 tonight sideswiped one car, crashed into another and then rolled over the seawall onto the beach, where the driver died and his passenger was seriously injured.

The passenger was taken to a Boston hospital for care, as was the driver of the car the man hit, State Police say, adding both are expected to survive.

By - 1/22/18 - 3:34 pm
Chicken wings under the hood of a car

A disgusted Fenway citizen files a 311 complaint about what's under his or her car's hood these days:

I pay to park my car behind my apartment building in the alley. There have been rats in the alley. Recently they have been getting under the hood of my car and bringing garbage from the dumpster with them. This is a picture of chicken wings under the hood of my car.

By - 1/20/18 - 12:30 pm
Two-car crash in downtown Boston

KMV ran across the results of this crash early this morning at Congress and Purchase streets.

By - 1/19/18 - 1:27 pm

Craig Lawlor, 25, of Brighton, faces a potential 20-year prison sentence after a Suffolk Superior Court judge found him guilty today for drunkenly plowing into Jersey barriers in the Sumner Tunnel, killing a passenger in his Ram pickup, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 10:49 am

KMV had his eye on an underpass on the outbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow earlier this morning when two cars tried to make it across a new lake there, but only one made it.

By - 1/12/18 - 4:07 pm
Destroyed truck on Storrow Drive

Chris Ruker came across this ultimate example of Storrowing at the Fenway exit around 1:45 p.m. Note that the truck not only got storrowed, it flipped over and was completely destroyed.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:41 pm

WCVB reports that Mayor Walsh, fed up with reports of vandalism related to space savers, is threatening to end the whole 48-hour-after-a-storm space-saver thing.