pedestrians

By - 11/14/17 - 8:11 am

A Dracut state rep says it's time to crack down on people who blithely walk in between and not at the green while looking at their phones - or listening to their Beats - and wants to see fines increased from the current $1 to up to $200 (for repeat offenders; the first fine would be $50).

Ed. questions: Dracut? This is a problem in Dracut? Do they even have sidewalks or traffic lights there?

By - 7/23/17 - 2:17 pm

Matthew Bushery gives us a quick overview of Open Newbury Street today.

By - 7/8/17 - 4:05 pm
No cars on Canal Street

Adam Castiglioni was among those who wandered a car-free Canal Street on Open Canal Street today.

By - 6/5/17 - 9:07 am

Lewis/Commercial Street Crosswalk

After a pedestrian was run over at the intersection of Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End on May 15, the city banned parking right at the intersection, to improve sight lines for the motorists who are supposed to stop there (but generally don't). Adam Balsam compiled this video report after he filed 311 reports about cars parked in that spot and the city did nothing.

By - 5/29/17 - 10:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at Tremont and Upton streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed at the scene.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:16 am

WBUR reports on what the city says it's doing about it.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:19 am
White ghost profiles in Boston Common

Greg Cook attended Sunday's World Day of Remembrancemarch from Copley Square through Boston Common and vigil in front of the State House.

Many of the walkers carried white outlines with the names of people who died in crashes. Activists have begun putting these markers at the crash locations. Not everybody is a fan of the idea.

By - 10/1/16 - 10:32 am

Matthew Robare reports on the Rally for Safer Streets outside Boston City Hall.

By - 3/29/13 - 1:21 pm

Hello everyone--as you may have heard, WGBH and Wicked Local are doing a multi-part series on how bikes and cars co-exist in the Boston area. I'm trying to put together a panel of cyclists, car drivers, and possibly pedestrians to talk candidly about their experiences and frustrations. If you'd be interested in participating, please give me a call (617-300-2534), send me an email ([email protected]), or tweet me (@reillyadam). Thanks.

By - 3/10/13 - 6:41 pm

Boston Police report three people became hospital patients early this morning when they darted out from behind a van right into the path of a car traveling down Dot. Ave.

By - 9/13/12 - 7:28 am

Don't Work

H_Boston discovered somebody in Cambridge got a little frustrated with a pedestrian-crossing button.

By - 9/10/12 - 6:55 am

Biking in Heels posits that differences in the way our traffic signals work for pedestrians explain why Bostonians dart every which way from every direction, while Cantabrigians are more thoughtful, even when jaywalking:

By - 8/20/11 - 12:09 pm

Oh, do check out the inflammatory rhetoric in the Herald. Chris Cassidy is successfully riling up the ragers there.

Yesterday, it was Cyclists, drivers are wheeling and dealing — keying off on ticket numbers and starting with a Steve Murphy slam on bikers. Today, Cyclists plan provocations in Hub bike-car war is even more heavy handed. He does the straw-man thing, manufacturer the pitched battle and sits back.

By - 6/17/11 - 10:18 am

Maureeen Rogers tackles that report that claims Boston is the safest city in America for pedestrians, recounts an incident in San Francisco in which she and her husband were looking for a particular restaurant:

There was a woman a few yards ahead of us, and we caught up to her to ask for directions. After she provided them, I asked her whether she was from Boston (She did not have a New England accent). She said that she had recently moved from Boston, but asked why we might think she was a former Bostonian.

By - 1/26/11 - 7:04 am

The Metro reports on a request from Mayor Menino to the state legislature to increase fines for red-running bicyclists from $20 to $150.

Boston Biker says fine, but only if the city does the same for pedestrians:

By - 10/13/09 - 7:01 pm

Mitch Blum strides across the road in defense of Boston jaywalking:

... True story: when I lived in Beacon Hill a cop once yelled at me for not jaywalking across Cambridge Street. There was construction going on and me standing there was a bigger public safety risk than me jaywalking. In that instance jaywalking probably saved a life. Think about that for a minute.

Boston is a special place and part of our specialness is our still extant spirit of independence. Just because The Man installs a bunch of paint and lights doesn't mean he can tell me where or when to walk. ...

By - 2/20/07 - 10:47 am

Sharon Gartenberg crunches accident data from the state and determines that 40% of all pedestrian accidents in Framingham happen on just three roads: Rte. 9, Waverly Street and Concord Street. She provides a query tool and a map - which really makes it look like cars play whack-a-walker quite often on the Rte. 126 corridor from Rte. 9 to downtown Framingham.

By - 11/28/06 - 3:19 pm

The Watertown Police Department thought you should know.

By - 12/13/05 - 9:37 am

Color Sharon disgusted by the way local cities and towns plow roads but not sidewalks:

... Walking around in winter is NOT an optional activity. Local government should be providing the same snow-clearing services for pedestrians on public sidewalks as they do for drivers on roads.