Driving

By - 8/24/15 - 9:34 pm

A Westwood Police surveillance camera captured another truck hitting the train bridge over East Street (skip ahead to 0:30), but this one was nothing compared to the one last week. As police put it:

Minor damage to the truck, Bridge is still doing great.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:35 pm
People in East Boston

Does the city respond faster to 311 requests if you wave to the camera? Here's the latest example of people in their complaint photos, in this case, a couple of folks who want a Handicap Parking sign moved one door down on Sumner Street in East Boston.

By - 8/21/15 - 6:28 pm
Clogged roads near South Station

Mike McD. shows us what happens when roads around South Station are shut at rush hour to give firefighters easier access to a track fire near South Station, in particular, Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue.

By - 8/21/15 - 3:27 pm

Wait for it, wait for it ... BOOM! A truck whose driver was too busy setting the standard for food distribution excellence wiped out spectacularly at Westwood's infamous East Street train bridge yesterday. Video by Westwood PD.

By - 8/21/15 - 11:34 am
Remains of a crash on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

The aftermath of the Jway crash. Photo by Isabel Rey.

A bad crash on the Jamaicway between Perkins and Castleton around 11:15 a.m., had firefighters getting out the Jaws of Life to get two people out. Then police and firefighters discovered a long oil slick that forced them to shut the road between Perkins up towards Rte. 9 so it could be cleaned up.

By - 8/20/15 - 10:01 am
Angry man on Washington Street in Roslindale

Tim Murphy reports he was driving with his kids up Glendower Street in Roslindale around 2 p.m. yesterday when the guy behind him got horn-blowingly mad not just because he wouldn't speed up the street but because he then stopped for the stop sign at Kittredge. Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 10:50 am

Emily Ferrier asks:

Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?

By - 8/16/15 - 10:48 pm
Last span on the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper shows us the last full span still up on what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, over South Street.

By - 8/16/15 - 1:37 pm
Massive traffic jam on Massachusetts Avenue

mgH gives us the Mass. Ave. traffic view around 1:30 p.m., notes the road is backed up across the river into Cambridge, warns motorists to avoid the Back Bay at all costs. Apparently, a lot of people didn't get word about the Dominican parade down Boylston.

By - 8/16/15 - 12:28 pm
SUV crashed at Huntington and South Huntington avenues, Mission Hill

Julio Salado happened upon this SUV inside Nana's Hair Braiding on Huntington Avenue at South Huntington around 10:45 a.m.

By - 8/15/15 - 11:42 am
Land shark on a Massachusetts highway

State Police report a trooper dispatched to investigate a report of metal debris on I-190 didn't find any metal, but: Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 4:01 pm
Googly-eyed commuter vehicle in Cambridge

Chris Devers reports spotting this googly-eyed pod thing parked in a Cambridge driveway the other day - next to a boring old Tesla.

Earlier: Imagine Boston full of pods for people.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:02 am
Car in the mud after crash in East Boston

617 Images captured the scene at Jeffries Point early Sunday after a car wound up in the mud in a low-tide Boston Harbor. Three people were injured in the crash, including the driver. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:59 pm
BWSC workers at work in East Boston

This is the scene on Cottage Street in East Boston tonight. Kevin Tremko swears those are BWSC workers figuring out how to repair the damage from tonight's water-main break, but it's hard not to imagine it's really scientists trying to figure out what to do about some unspeakable horror unleashed on the unsuspecting neighborhood in a 1950s horror movie.

By - 8/10/15 - 8:57 pm

Mayor Walsh wants to crack down on misbehaving scooter and ATV drivers, who he says have created "a notorious atmosphere of criminal and other disturbing activity so elevated as to endanger the common good and general welfare of the city." Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:57 am
How to make a left turn on Binney Street

Turning left the green way. Photo by Charles River TMA.

Cambridge is trying something different with a dedicated bicycle lane on the newly repaved Binney Street between Land Boulevard and Third Street: Bright green lanes and dedicated left-turn boxes, which, of course, nobody has ever seen around here.

The Charles River Transportation Management Association explains how to use the new turn boxes, designed to left bicyclists turn left with less danger: Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 4:04 pm
Orange BMW in Brookline

Turlach MacDonagh took in a BMW display at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline today.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/7/15 - 10:59 am

The Back Bay intersection where a bicyclist was hit and killed this morning was identified in a city report two years ago as the most dangerous in the city for bicyclists. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 10:10 am

State Police report a cab driver who picked up a man and a woman in downtown Boston early this morning found himself stunned with a taser and his cab stolen from him on I-93 southbound near the Keystone Apartments. Read more.