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By adamg - 7/11/19 - 9:33 am
Human flexposts along Fenway.

Human flexposts along the Fenway this morning. Photo by Cambridge Bicycle Safety.

Some 100 area bicyclists took up positions as flexposts on the Fenway this morning to call for more permanent plastic sticks to better protect people riding in the bike lanes along DCR roads - and to do something about the intersection where a bicyclist died after being hit by a cement truck at the intersection with Brookline Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 11:31 pm
Bluebikes at Forest Hills

Photo via BTD.

The Boston Transportation Department reports a Bluebikes station has finally been installed at the Forest Hills T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 12:08 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a bicyclist can sue the downtown-Boston steam company for injuries he suffered when an allegedly misaligned utility cover on New Sudbury Street threw him to the ground, because the state law that governs complaints about road repair only refers to the government bodies that own the roads, not private companies that may have done something to cause a problem on those roads. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 8:12 am
Red cups in Newton

Red cups in Newton. Photo by Bike Newton.

Bicycle activists placed red cups along bike lanes this morning to honor Dave Salovesh, a Washington, DC bicyclist who died this week when a man in a stolen mini-van ran a red light and hit him.

Peter Cheung reports he placed a string of the cups along Mass. Ave. southbound past Melnea Cass Boulevard, because it heads into Dorchester, which he says is way underserved when it comes to bike lanes: Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/19 - 4:39 pm
Fenway ghost bike

Ron Newman was among the bicyclists who attended the unveiling of of Boston's latest ghost bike, to honor Paula Sharaga, 69, a Cambridge resident and Brookline librarian, who died in a crash with a cement truck at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive on Feb. 15. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 1:51 pm
Fenway crash scene, showing bicycle.

Crash scene. Photo by Lynda Gail.

UPDATE: Victim identified.

State Police report a pedestrian suffered "serious injury" in the crash at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive. NECN reports the bicyclist, a woman, died.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 9:49 am
Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

By adamg - 12/26/18 - 4:18 pm
Bicyclist on the Southeast Expressway

Roving UHub photographer Tim Murphy reports that as he was getting on the Expressway northbound at Neponset Circle, so was this woman on a bike. She then managed to "claim" the right lane at 10 to 15 m.p.h.

By adamg - 12/16/18 - 1:56 pm
Santa on a bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Steven D. Schmitt watched a Christmas bike parade through the Common today.

But where were his reindeer? Over in Somerville for the Jingle Bell 5K: Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 11/26/18 - 11:35 am
Share the Road sign in the bike lane

What better place to put a sign urging motorists to "share the road" with bicyclists than in the bicycle lane? Liam Sullivan spotted this sign on Western Avenue in Allston this morning.

By adamg - 11/9/18 - 8:45 am

State Police report a crash around 8:15 a.m. on Monsignor O'Brien Highway at the Museum of Science between a dump truck and a pedestrian left the bicyclist dead. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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