Driving

By - 12/12/15 - 2:21 pm
Space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury

A concerned citizen has no words for this photo of two space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury yesterday.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 11:06 am

State Police report a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV around 11 p.m. on Sunday at Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street left the motorcyclist dead. Read more.

By - 12/4/15 - 8:37 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. on Summer Street between A Street and Fort Point Channel. The road was shut from the bridge to D Street.

By - 12/2/15 - 9:58 pm

Dervin Hibbert, 54, faces up to 15 years in prison following his conviction today on charges he drunkenly drove a minivan backwards down Cummins Highway on Nov. 23, 2013, hitting and dragging Walter Harris to his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury found Hibbert guilty of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence; it deadlocked on convicting him of the more serious charge of motor-vehicle homicide. Read more.

By - 12/2/15 - 5:39 pm

A correspondent writes about an incident early in the evening last Friday on Rte. 16 in Chelsea - and wonders if anybody else had run-ins with these trees: Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 9:32 pm
Car getting a ticket for being in a pedestrian only area in Downtown Crossing

It must've been National Ignore All the Signs Night in Downtown Crossing, because behind this guy getting a ticket for driving down Washington Street shortly before 7 p.m. was a whole line of other motorists who seem to have figured oh, what the hell, let's go for it.

Cars on Washington Street
By - 12/1/15 - 9:53 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

DevNullToYou was among the stuck on Storrow inbound this morning.

By - 11/29/15 - 11:56 am

Saturday evening near the Longfellow, WBZ reports.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:33 pm
Gridlock in Boston

Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/24/15 - 5:07 pm
Old cars parked without resident permits

A peeved citizen, or maybe a citizen who's trying to be funny, it's hard to tell when it comes to Southie, filed a complaint today that these two cars, parked outside 61 M St., don't have residential parking permits.

The city replies: Read more.

By - 11/22/15 - 3:22 pm
I-93 car fire

Cara and Christopher report a car fire on I-93 northbound at the Charlestown/Somerville line that can be smelled from the Community College T stop and which now has traffic backed to the tunnel.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:31 am

Cambridge Police report the driver of a black pick-up caught on a surveillance camera knocking a bicyclist down and then fleeing has been identified and ordered to appear in court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's from Medford, police say.

By - 11/19/15 - 7:55 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive

Good Lord! Shawn the roving UHub photographer wasn't roving very much around 6:40 a.m. when he took this photo of a blessed truck on everybody's favorite river road, the one with all the "CARS ONLY" signs at the entrance ramps:

When Storrow is bumper to bumper at 6:30 in the morning, you know there’s a truck.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:24 pm
Dueling signs in the South End

A puzzled citizen wonders about the thought process that led a city worker to place a crosswalk sign right in front of a no-left-turn sign at Columbus Avenue and W. Rutland Square in the South End.

By - 11/14/15 - 12:10 pm
Stupid Boston parking ticket

An aggrieved citizen is fed up with the city's pay-by-phone app for parking spaces - and the city meter watchers who ignore it: Read more.

By - 11/13/15 - 10:03 pm

BU Today reports on the impending work to buttress the bridge over the turnpike and train tracks, which is falling apart enough to force the shutdown of the B Line this past summer.

By - 11/12/15 - 6:13 pm
Stuck truck in the Back Bay

Kim photographed the truck that got stuck on St. James Street at Berkeley shortly after 5:10 p.m.

Rob, on foot, watched the scene for awhile, reports:

He finally made the reverse angle park into loading dock. There was applause.