Bicycling

By - 10/17/18 - 8:56 am

Jonathan Costa, 27, of Brookline, faces arraignment today in connection with a crash at the rotary where the Arborway and Centre Street meet, in which a bicyclist was thrown to the road, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Costa is scheduled to face charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury in West Roxbury Municipal Court, the DA's office says.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/21/18 - 7:30 pm

Bicyclist on the Zakim Bridge

Roving UHub videographer JP from Somerville captured this lad just pedaling across the Zakim around 5:30 p.m., adds:

There were about four other kids. I don’t know how or where they got off the highway but I think they must’ve taken the government center exit because they weren’t in the tunnel.

By - 9/6/18 - 11:53 am
Pod in Cambridge

Stephen M reports the sudden appearance of one of those Pod storage things smack in the middle of a bike lane on Cambridge Street near Dana Street early this morning.

The company replies it will send out a crew to remove the errant box today.

By - 8/18/18 - 6:39 pm

Updated, 11:25 p.m.

State Police report a bicyclist suffered serious injuries when he lost control of his bike on Perkins Street, just west of the Jamaicaway, around 3:20 p.m.

No cars were involved, State Police say, adding that the man, 64 and a Jamaica Plain resident, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

By - 8/8/18 - 10:25 am
Dockless bike with no wheels

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about an Ant bike with no wheels on Topeka Street at Southampton.

Earlier:
Dockless bike sleeps with the fishes in East Boston.

By - 8/6/18 - 11:29 pm

WBZ has the dashcam video from another motorist this morning at the rotary by the Arboretum where the Arborway and Centre Street come together.

By - 8/1/18 - 9:44 am

Fields Corner bike thief 7-31-2018. 5:15 PM

After finding a bit of cable on the sidewalk on the way home last night, a Fields Corner resident took a look at the day's video from her surveillance system - and watched this slob getting the bike ready for the taking, only he couldn't cut through the second chain securing it and gave up.

She adds she knows the bike's owner, who told her he had not asked for help from this Lance Armstrong doppleganger to free it.

By - 7/20/18 - 7:52 pm

Cambridge Police report an armored-car driver from New Bedford not only refused to move his wide vehicle out of a Mass. Ave. bike lane yesterday, he gave an officer some lip about it: He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, blocking a bicycle lane and refusing to produce his license and registration.

By - 7/12/18 - 12:00 pm
Rental bike in the water off East Boston

Or maybe LimeBike is offering underwater tours. In any case, Steve Holt noticed one of the rental bikes sleeping with the fishes in the water off the Harborwalk in East Boston near the East Pier development. Unlike Blue Bikes, these green-and-yellow bikes from north of town are "dockless," which means people are supposed to just leave them wherever they want.

By - 7/7/18 - 10:57 am

WBZ reports officials in Swampscott called in officials from one of those rental companies that let you drop their bikes wherever and demanded action:

“Our biggest concern is the volume. They seem to be kind of popping up everywhere,” says Swampscott Police Lieutenant Gary Lord. He says the green bikes can become safety problems. “With the bikes tipped over at times and just parking in the wrong spots, smack dab in the middle of a sidewalk,” he says.

By - 7/6/18 - 11:47 am
Two rental bikes that don't belong in South Boston

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about all the green-and-yellow rental bikes dumped along the beach in South Boston: Read more.

By - 6/27/18 - 8:10 pm

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop offers free classes in July, August, and September of 2018. Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 4:54 pm
Car and bicycle involved in crash

Car in Everett with bicycle wedged in front

State Police report arresting an Everett man on charges he drove into a bicyclist on Revere Beach Parkway in Revere early this morning, then just kept driving. Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 11:27 pm
Lime Bike in Charlestown

A fed-up Charlestown resident files a 311 complaint:

Malden's bikes are being left all over our sidewalks for people to fall over. They have been here for days

By - 5/30/18 - 11:30 pm
Longfellow Bridge Wednesday afternoon

Longfellow on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by MassDOT

MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 11:39 am

The Globe reports Boston is not going to let some bike startups do to Hubway/Blue Bikes what Uber and Lyft did to local cabs - the city's started seizing bikes from companies that let users just dump their bikes anywhere as they begin to infiltrate the city.

By - 5/11/18 - 4:40 pm
Bike rider on Storrow Drive

Turlach MacDonagh was kind of amazed to see a Hubway user riding down Storrow Drive this afternoon (no, they're not supposed to do that).

By - 5/1/18 - 10:20 pm

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.

By - 4/13/18 - 8:37 am

Cambridge Day reports the bridge could go up by 2025, funded by a new fee on developers in the area.