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By adamg - 8/13/21 - 10:33 am

BTD reports that among the new rental stations planned by Bluebikes are several in Boston's southernmost neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 10:41 pm

Bicyclist Alan Wright of Roslindale reported today from Seaside, OR: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 3:17 pm

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reports a federal bankruptcy judge in Boston has appointed a trustee to oversee the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of CrimsonBikes on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge as it seeks to deal with three creditors - an e-commerce provider, a Boston-based non-profit developer and a customer who pre-paid for a bike he says he never got. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:12 pm

Harris Cyclery in West Newton closed for good on Sunday after 70 years in business.

H/t Mike.

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By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:01 pm
Guy riding a penny farthing in Forest Hills

Mark Anderson spotted this guy riding a penny farthing through the intersection of Washington Street and Ukraine Way this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:36 pm
Wright sendoff

Wright, in front, gets a sendoff.

Literally cross country, as in Alan Wright left Roslindale today to pedal to Oregon to promote bicycling and raise climate-change awareness. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part of Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:59 am

Boston Police report arresting three teenagers - two local and one from Norfolk - on charges they beat and robbed a man on a bicycle on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:07 pm

Jess Fox posts a photo of the flaming white "ghost bicycle" in Porter Square, a memorial to Joe Lavins, hit and killed by an 18-wheeler as he rode to work in 2016.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report detectives at District D-14 in Brighton recently cracked a bicycle-theft ring and so now have dozens of bicycles that they can't reunite with owners because nobody ever reported them stolen. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:01 am
Traffic cones set out by bicyclist to protect bike lane in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint demanding that the crossing guard at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road stop removing the traffic cones somebody put there to try to protect bicyclists in the bike lane turning from Dot Ave. onto Columbia: Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:39 am

Cambridge Police report on a crash at Cambridge and Hampshire streets in Inman Square shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:47 am

State Police report a 70-year-old bicyclist from Dorchester was killed in a crash with a utility truck at Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 10:24 am

State Street Project Virtual Public Presentation #2 - Design Concepts

City officials are hoping to make the current temporary bike lane on Street Street between Congress Street and Surface Road permanent by the end of next year - and to widen sidewalks and take steps to make intersections safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 4:38 pm

DCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov. 29.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:40 pm
Stripes are down for new bike lane, parking spots on Charles Street

Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.

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