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By adamg - 1/28/23 - 12:43 pm
Person riding a Blue Bike onto the turnpike

Roman S was joined by a Blue Bike rider in getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound from Allston around 12:15 p.m.

Might get interesting.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 11:15 am

The BPDA board this afternoon will vote on spending $100,000 for a consultant to recommend ways to turn Dartmouth Street between the BPL main library and the Copley Square park into a permanent mall for pedestrians and bicyclists - with space set aside for a lane for emergency vehicles. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 10:27 pm
Proposed bike lanes on new bridge

Proposed layout of replacement bridge by MassDOT.

MassDOT officials tonight showed off preliminary plans for the replacement for the West Roxbury Parkway bridge over the train tracks between Holy Name Rotary and Belgrade Avenue - plans that include a new center turning lane and a bicycle lane in either direction, even though the bike lanes will initially be of little use since the parkway doesn't currently have any marked bike lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 3:58 pm

Papa Wheelies Back Bay, which had been selling bicycles at 362 Comm. Ave., at Mass. Ave. since 1992, initially as Back Bay Bicycles, closed last month. Its Wellesley and Portsmouth, NH locations remain open.

H/t Lee.

By adamg - 12/27/22 - 3:37 pm
West Roxbury bridge in poor shape

Westie bridge is crumbling down, crumbling down, crumbling down, my fair lady.

MassDOT plans to replace the bridge that carries West Roxbury Parkway between the Holy Name rotary and Belgrade Avenue over the Needham Line train track sometime in 2024, following a July inspection that found it in "poor" condition. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 5:22 pm
Angry man on bicycle in Cambridge

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a bicyclist who responded to a request from a pedestrian in a crosswalk at Cambridge Common by circling around and ramming into her. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 9:14 am
Halloween bike ride

Peter Cheung helped organize - and video - last night's annual Halloween Bike Ride. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 12:51 pm
Cambridge Street bicycle lane filled with cars

Josh Bittker snapped the spiffy new lane near MGH yesterday: "The new Cambridge St. protected parking lane looks great!"

By adamg - 10/24/22 - 10:51 am

StreetsblogMass reports MassDOT liked what it saw with the effectiveness of the temporary bike lanes, even if they did mean occasionally retrieving the traffic cones from the frozen Charles below, and will make the lanes permanent.

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 1:12 pm
Underside of the bridge

Part of the underside of the current bridge, via MassDOT.

MassDOT told Hyde Park residents last night they're going to have to keep detouring around the bridge over the train tracks through Cleary Square until at least spring, 2025, which is the earliest officials say they can have a new River Street bridge built. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:54 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on changes coming to Cambridge Street between Court Street and the Longfellow Bridge.

More details on the plans.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 12:24 pm

Mayor Wu and BTD today announced plans for 9.4 miles of new bike lanes to be marked out and built in Boston by December, 2023, part of a three-year plan to ensure that half of all Bostonians will be within a three-minute walk of a "a safe and connected bike route." Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 10:55 am
Bicyclist on I-93 north - in the tunnel

Joshua Fabian spotted this dude pedaling as hard as he could last night in the O'Neill Tunnel under the streets of Boston. No word if he kept going up onto the Zakim.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 4:53 pm

People trying to register for Bluebikes accounts right now are can't, because the app is dead, something about servers or something. Bluebikes reports it's aware of the problem (not surprising given that @RideBlueBikes on Twitter is being barraged with complaints) and is telling would-be riders:

We appreciate you reaching out to report this issue. Our engineers have already been notified and are working on a fix as we speak. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 11:29 pm

After initially announcing two weeks of rolling closures of the Southwest Corridor bike path that was supposed to be an alternative to the shuttered Orange Line, DCR now says it only needs to do repair work for three days, starting on Thursday, Aug. 18. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 2:23 pm

Update: Work shortened to just three days, starting Thursday.

In the run up to Friday's month-long Orange Line shutdown, one of the alternatives touted by officials, at least for people south of downtown, was riding a bike up and down the Southwest Corridor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 9:34 pm

Cambridge Day reports a Somerville bicyclist died after an SUV driver opened his door on Broadway on Friday just as the bicyclist was passing by.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 9:16 am
Creating an ad-hoc bike lane on Charles Street on Beacon Hill

The Boston Cyclists Union organized an ad-hoc people-protected bike lane along Charles Street on Beacon Hill this morning to press the city to add more bike lanes to downtown and adjacent areas.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:55 am

Organizers of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon today announced they've postponed the three-event competition until Aug. 20-21. Read more.

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