Bicycling

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 8/6/18 - 11:29 pm

WBZ has the dashcam video from another motorist this morning at the rotary by the Arboretum where the Arborway and Centre Street come together.

By - 8/1/18 - 9:44 am

Fields Corner bike thief 7-31-2018. 5:15 PM

After finding a bit of cable on the sidewalk on the way home last night, a Fields Corner resident took a look at the day's video from her surveillance system - and watched this slob getting the bike ready for the taking, only he couldn't cut through the second chain securing it and gave up.

She adds she knows the bike's owner, who told her he had not asked for help from this Lance Armstrong doppleganger to free it.

By - 7/20/18 - 7:52 pm

Cambridge Police report an armored-car driver from New Bedford not only refused to move his wide vehicle out of a Mass. Ave. bike lane yesterday, he gave an officer some lip about it: He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, blocking a bicycle lane and refusing to produce his license and registration.

By - 7/12/18 - 12:00 pm
Rental bike in the water off East Boston

Or maybe LimeBike is offering underwater tours. In any case, Steve Holt noticed one of the rental bikes sleeping with the fishes in the water off the Harborwalk in East Boston near the East Pier development. Unlike Blue Bikes, these green-and-yellow bikes from north of town are "dockless," which means people are supposed to just leave them wherever they want.