Driving

By - 12/17/18 - 10:37 am

Commonwealth Magazine takes a look at a possible market-based way to reduce carbon emissions - by basically driving up the cost of auto fuels.

By - 12/17/18 - 9:33 am

Cambridge city councilors say renters and condo owners who buy electric cars are increasingly running extension cords out their windows and across sidewalks to power up their vehicles.

Cambridge can't have that - it's a menace to pedestrians, for one thing, the councilors say. But rather than try to discourage people without driveways in which to install car chargers, in a city where public chargers are still fairly rare, councilors want city staffers to start looking at ways that renters and condo owners could power up their cars safely - like maybe with conduits under sidewalks in which to run power cords to the curb, the Cambridge Civic Journal alerts us. Read more.

By - 12/15/18 - 3:14 pm
West Roxbury Parkway rollover

A driver managed to roll his SUV over on West Roxbury Parkway just north of Washington Street around 1 p.m. B2 Beighlie, who came upon the scene and got pictures, reports the driver was walking around afterwards, but apparently had a sneaker come flying off during as his vehicle wound up on its side. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 12:51 pm

The Daily Free Press takes us on a tour of the "automated garage" proposed for a new development on Rugg Road in Allston. The parking system was developed by a company called U-tron.

By - 12/11/18 - 4:10 pm
Crash on Rte. 9

The Newton Fire Department reports a three-car crash on Rte. 9 eastbound made a mess, blocked that side of the road and brought a hazmat crew running to determine whether the transformer on the pole was leaking.

By - 12/9/18 - 8:23 pm

State Police report arresting a woman they say drove into two women and three children around 5 p.m. at Rte. 145 near North Shore Road. One child, 5, died, State Police say. Read more.

By - 12/8/18 - 12:21 pm
Abandoned car in Mattapan

A citizen is more than concerned in Mattapan: He or she is outraged about an abandoned car on Tampa Street - and has filed ten 311 reports about it over the past 24 hours. The complaints start with their ire focused squarely on that most noted of Milton residents - Marty Walsh, of course - but eventually come to blame progressives and their love of street art: Read more.

By - 12/7/18 - 8:59 pm
Storrowed truck

Get 'er up to ramming speed and damn the torpedoes! DF captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound at the Silber footbridge around 6 p.m. Scroll down the comments for a photo of the truck's contents.

By - 12/7/18 - 5:56 pm
Tree vs. car in Jamaica Plain

Mark MacGilchrist came upon this crash on Arborway Road in Jamaica Plain shortly before 4 p.m., reports BPD and BFD showed up moments later. Rebecca Connors adds:

I saw someone standing next to the car, so I am hoping there were no serious injuries. Still, I don't get how so many cars crash along this divider. So many.

By - 12/6/18 - 1:40 pm
Firefighters help injured person from bus at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street

Firefighters help injured person from bus. Photo by BFD.

Transit Police report five people suffered minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash on Hyde Park Avenue southbound at Canterbury Street around 1 p.m. that involved a 32 bus: Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:25 am

Unsafe intersection + reckless driving = hurt ped

Vivian Gerard's security camera caught a pedestrian getting mowed down at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:16 am
Single-car crash on Centre Street

Thomas Papathanasiou shows us the aftermath of a one-car crash on Centre Street southbound, just before Louders Lane, around 1:40 a.m. on Monday.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:33 pm

Jamaica Plain, which has rapidly risen to rival South Boston for the boldness, obnoxiousness and inventiveness of its space-saving fervor, could join the South End in trying to ban space saving altogether. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 11:38 pm

WBZ reports on the elimination of a lane outbound at the start of Storrow Drive.

By - 12/1/18 - 10:30 pm

Kim Kendricken reports that around 8 p.m., she drove past an unusual scene on Washington Street inbound, just before West Roxbury Parkway: A deer lying on the ground, with two cars pulled over and some glass in the road. She said the deer did not appear mortally wounded: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 11:02 pm

A tree plunged to the ground on the southbound side of the VFW Parkway at Spring Street, around 10:30 p.m. State Police shut the road to let a crew chop the treemains into small enough pieces to cart away.

By - 11/28/18 - 12:16 am

NBC Boston reports on a crash at Walk Hill and Harvard streets around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

By - 11/26/18 - 1:07 pm
Saratoga Street this morning

Saratoga Street, just past Brooks, this morning. From this 311 complaint.

More than a year ago, state transportation planners showed off their plans to ease congestion at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel after the toll plaza was removed, and promised residents would soon see relief.

Whatever they did, didn't work, residents say. Read more.