BPD Capt. John Greland reports a crash tonight outside 165 Saratoga St was serious enough to have the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team called in just in case.
Seasoned Boston bicyclist Greg Hum is loving the new dedicated bike lanes on Commercial Street in the North End:
Is this Boston or am I dreaming?!?! New 2way protected commercial st cycle track is BOMB.
A woman riding a bicycle on Geneva Avenue near Waldeck Street was hit by a vehicle whose driver kept on going, around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. She was taken to the hospital with serious head trauma. 617 Images reports the homicide unit was called in, just in case.
The RMV reports it will add instructions on a new door-opening technique to the official new-driver manual in an attempt to reduce the number of bicyclist doorings. Read more.
Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.
"Some bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates aren’t pleased with comments Mayor Martin J. Walsh made on Boston Public Radio Tuesday."
Boston Globe reports.
Brookline Police report a motorist who'd just parked on the inbound side of Beacon Street yesterday opened his door into the bike lane - and a bicyclist in the lane was unable to stop in time and rode into it. The driver was cited for failure to use safety when opening a door. The bicyclist was not hurt.
WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.
Dr. B asks:
Seeking recommendations for a bike trail north of the mass pike. Prefer paved, not too hilly and far from cars.
Associated Press interviews the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and author of an impending book, Holy Spokes, about the spirituality she's discovered as a daily Boston bicycle rider:
Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment.
For the Rev. Laura Everett, her daily 6-mile commute is a way of connecting to her adopted city, its residents, and her sense of community and vulnerability.
Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:
I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?
The State House News Service reports on a bill approved by legislators.
Erica Mattison watched a pair of Santas wheel down the new dedicated bike lane on Commercial Street in the North End this afternoon as part of a Santa ride.
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.