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A couple dozen kids riding bicycles through the O'Neill Tunnel

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Oh to be young and invincible

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doing many of the same stunts, but at higher speeds.

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These kids may not have reproduced yet. This way, they won't use prosthetic armored transportation modes to get them to the age of having kids and teaching them their bad driving habits. /snark

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One cyclist by herself would be nearly suicidal, but thirty of them are a large enough group for drivers to see and avoid. (This doesn't mean I recommend the activity.)

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Wrong. Multiple bikes in independent motion, multiple paths, multiple distractions...= Increased danger.

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i honestly believe the asshole recording in vertical mode is more of a threat to reproduction of future generations.

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But it's the law for kids under 17. Cops don't ticket cyclists without or confiscate the bike for up to 20 days, so must not have had any free helmets to hand out.

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These kids are representative of all bicycle riders the way the summer city dirt bike riders are representative of all motorcycle riders.

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Motorists on train tracks?
Motorists hit by trains?
Motorists on bike paths?
Motorists in bike lanes?

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I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make here because while there aren't that many motorists on bike paths that I've seen, there are certainly plenty in bike lanes and quite a large number driving on train tracks or being hit by trains just in this city.

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YOLO

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In days past kids would be afraid to pull a dangerous stunt like this because they were afraid of cops and knew their parents or teachers would discipline them. Today cops are afraid to tangle with kids and teachers are terrorized as are subway passengers on a daily basis by kids who have been raised to mock and defy cops and teachers.

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The kids knew the cops weren't going to do anything, and they were right. I'll give the Boston cops credit for being consistent: they don't catch criminal drivers and they didn't catch these kids.

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Kids can't be charged with disorderly conduct any more. (Not that cops are going to stop kids on bikes anyway)

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Hahahah when have you ever seen transit police knside the trains n buses.hahaha

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Is there a sign that says no bicycles? If they were killed or injured, can the parents sue?

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Maybe one or more signs are missing, but usually all on-ramps to I-93 have signs prohibiting pedestrians, bicycles, and horses.

Sue whom?

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Some are a bit faded, and of course some could be missing, but Ron is correct, all onramps have this MA standard sign: https://goo.gl/maps/Bdm9vCc97nu

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Seems kind of unfair that they don't allow horses either!

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The no pedestrian, horses, bikes law is standard on all federal Interstates. (Explaining why downtown Boston would warrant a sign re horse riding). Though it isn't on roads designated as U.S. Highways. There may be similar restriction on some State and local roads, but it's not the same law.

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It varies by state, in western or rural areas outside of the city the interstate may be the only road between points A and B and so other modes of transportation are allowed on the shoulder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-motorized_access_on_freeways

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This is not true at all.

Restrictions vary from state to state, with most western states allowing bikes on some stretches of interstate (generally where it was built on top of the existing highway, rather than on a new alignment).

This restriction also has nothing to do with the route being an Interstate, US, or State highway, but rather with the route being controlled access (i.e. a freeway). You'll find identical signs on route 3 on the south shore: https://goo.gl/maps/dAwHyLvYAoG2 and on US 3 heading toward NH: https://goo.gl/maps/7wLUnDz5gv12

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I did say that US Hwy's aren't standardized. However, I've been told by law enforcement officers in several states that the Interstate system was all prohibited access. And even though there there may be a random non-motorized person on the highway, that the troopers were simply looking the other way - rather than practicing a state 'discouraged-but-allowed' policy. Thanks for the correction.

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Soon they will grow up and join Critical Mass rush-hour "rides" through cities.

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That's an incredibly hyperbolic statement.

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Yes, riding bicycles on a limited access highway, which is designed to only permit motor vehicles capable of high speeds so as to allow them safe travel at high speeds, is exactly the same as riding bicycles on city streets that were designed for bicycles/pedestrians/horses.

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Critical Mass is only done regularly on the last Friday every month. While it is during rush hour, it is not done recklessly and in a time less disruptive. It's just not the same as these guys doing on a highway and coordinate themselves to split as soon the police comes.

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My impression is that Boston Bike Party has superseded it. Bike Party happens on the second Friday of each month (except December through March).

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bike party is on friday.

also good riddance to critical mass. adversarial bike advocacy does not work

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The first time I was put off by some of the antagonistic antics of a bunch of riders, I went a second time a while later to see if it was an aberration but it seemed to be the norm. Not only does it not work I think it creates more drivers who are actively hostile to cyclists.

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I think I'm remembering the very early days of Bike Party when it was not on a Friday, but I should know better now.

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RUSH HOUR IS A CRITICAL MASS RIDE FOR CARS

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Kids these days grumble grumble....

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After the tunnel opened and they had just started tearing down the old elevated highway I rode my bike up there to check it out one late afternoon. There was a supervisor there from one of the contractors who advised me that there was no rope or barrier at the end the demolition had started at and to watch out for debris that might give me a flat tire. It was a pretty cool experience.

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We might even have met up there during those few weeks while it was still possible and safe to ride on the closed Artery.

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the dude with the pink bike, purple tires and white handle bar tassels stole this from some young girl. The Staties should’ve chased him down and arrest his sorry ass.

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Because your are sexist/want to enforce gender norms from the last century?

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That you need to grow out of your rigid gender expression enforcement.

Men used to wear powdered wigs and tights. Things change.

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It could be his sisters fall all any of us know. Maybe he likes the colors and the tassels But we know that you looked at this vid under a microscope until you felt you found evidence of a serious crime (to validate your prejudices.) Better luck next time Sherlock.

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How old were these fools, 16? They won't be 17 if they keep trying this stupid stunt.

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(N/T)

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I would note that whenever this is done by a dude w a currier bag and a neck beard, many here will (stupidly) take their side and ramble about the tyranny of the auto. But this is teens of color messing around on their bikes on the weekend so all we get is hand wringing and worries about the collapse of civilization .

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Another side of this story is the South Shore guy who made the video. He seemed like a pretty OK guy who respected the kids moxie too. Rather than griping about them being out there and hoodlums yadda yadda, he sounded genuinely concerned for the welfare of the kids, and then rode along behind them to give them a shield.

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are subjected to U-Hub comment scorn hahaha

Do the folks on here ever, like, get out of the house and engage in a physical activity? Any physical activity?

Boston wants to be a bike-friendly city? Well, there you go...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfvYMME2zaI

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though not on I-93. Several other regular UHub participants also routinely ride bikes. I don't understand why you are asking this question.

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I don't know you and I genuinely don't care about where you ride your bike and how.

A generalizing comment hitting such a nerve, haha...maybe get some of that anger out with a bike ride through the Fens?

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When someone replies about cycling it confuses you, and you can't follow the conversation you started. You may be trying to look tough, but it's coming across as learning impaired.

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Very explicitly, you asked each of us here on UHub whether we engage in physical activities.

Do the folks on here ever, like, get out of the house and engage in a physical activity? Any physical activity?

What sort of answers were you expecting instead of mine?

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