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By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:53 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he plowed into a woman walking across Day Boulevard near K Street in South Boston on Dec. 2, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:22 am

StreetsBlogMass reports on a new design for a bridge to replace the hulking old unusable bridge.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 8:47 am
Car wanted for South Boston hit and run

Surveillance photos via State Police

State Police report they are looking for a driver who sent a 60-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries Monday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.

The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:56 am
Crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Adam Balsam.

The Globe reports somebody was taken to Massachusetts General in bad shape after being hit by a vehicle at Merchants Row and State Street around 9 a.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide and fatal-crash reconstruction units were called in.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:48 am

WBZ reports a driver who hit a pedestrian on Washington Street around 2 a.m. just kept on driving.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 4:28 pm

Scott reports somebody plastered car windshields at the Centre Street CVS today with flyers that declare West Roxbury the safest walking and bicycling neighborhood in the city and that the only reason the city is looking at reducing the number of travel lanes on the street is because of sinister "outside special interests." Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:41 am

WBZ stumbles across all the complaints filed with the city over injuries caused by tripping over bad sidewalks.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sign too short in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this sign on Faneuil Street in Brighton:

Not damaged ...JUST DANGEROUS! Bike lane sign is Dangerously SHORT!! Someone is going to lose an eye or their head!! West bound side of Faneuil!!

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 7:53 am
Harvard Square crash scene

Post-crash scene, with the boom truck that was involved. Photo by Chris Devers.

Updated, 1:30 p.m.

Authorities report a woman in her 60s was hit and killed by a boom truck as she tried to cross the street in Harvard Square at 6:53 a.m. Read more.

By UHub Staff - 9/16/19 - 2:39 pm

Ed. note: This is an op-ed piece by the West Roxbury parents whose names are at the bottom. Anybody on the opposing side of this issue can contact us to post a rebuttal. Background: The proposal and the fatal crash and meeting that led to it.

As fall begins its arrival and families return to the Parkway for back to school, it is time to refocus our attention on efforts to make our streets safer for our neighbors and our children. In the wake of far too many pedestrian accidents on the main thoroughfare in downtown West Roxbury, the City of Boston has recently proposed an evidence-based plan to redesign traffic patterns on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:42 pm

UPDATE: WFXT reports the more seriously injured pedestrian, a woman, has died.

The Fort Pointer reports spotting the aftermath of a crash between a van driver and two pedestrians at Summer and Melcher streets, shortly before 9 p.m. At least one had injuries serious enough to warrant having the homicide unit respond. He reports the van was still at the scene of the crash.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 1:31 pm
Signs pointing pedestrians in conflicting ways in the South End, near the Ink Block

John Hanzl reports he walked up to these signs at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street and just was frozen into immobility.

By adamg - 8/31/19 - 5:44 pm

State Police report a pedestrian hit by a car on Revere Beach Parkway at Vine Street around 9:30 p.m. on Friday has died. The driver stayed on scene; the crash remains under investigation.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 12:22 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition has posted answers to questions about road safety - for both at-large candidates and candidates in specific districts in the Sept. 24 preliminaries.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 10:26 am

On Alford Street around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, WHDH reports. The crash was just over the Alford Street bridge at the Everett line.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 8:43 am

State Police report a pedestrian was hit on the Mass. Ave. Connector at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard this morning. The ramp from the Expressway to the connector and the ramp from Frontage Road are both shut for an investigation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 5:25 pm

Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 11:49 am
Newly striped crosswalks at Orchard Park Street and Dubois Street

The Boston Public Works Department reports a crew this morning put down new crosswalk stripes at the intersection of Dubois and Orchard Park streets this morning. Read more.

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