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By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:36 pm
Wright sendoff

Wright, in front, gets a sendoff.

Literally cross country, as in Alan Wright left Roslindale today to pedal to Oregon to promote bicycling and raise climate-change awareness. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part of Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:59 am

Boston Police report arresting three teenagers - two local and one from Norfolk - on charges they beat and robbed a man on a bicycle on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:07 pm

Jess Fox posts a photo of the flaming white "ghost bicycle" in Porter Square, a memorial to Joe Lavins, hit and killed by an 18-wheeler as he rode to work in 2016.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report detectives at District D-14 in Brighton recently cracked a bicycle-theft ring and so now have dozens of bicycles that they can't reunite with owners because nobody ever reported them stolen. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:01 am
Traffic cones set out by bicyclist to protect bike lane in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint demanding that the crossing guard at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road stop removing the traffic cones somebody put there to try to protect bicyclists in the bike lane turning from Dot Ave. onto Columbia: Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:39 am

Cambridge Police report on a crash at Cambridge and Hampshire streets in Inman Square shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:47 am

State Police report a 70-year-old bicyclist from Dorchester was killed in a crash with a utility truck at Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 10:24 am

State Street Project Virtual Public Presentation #2 - Design Concepts

City officials are hoping to make the current temporary bike lane on Street Street between Congress Street and Surface Road permanent by the end of next year - and to widen sidewalks and take steps to make intersections safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 4:38 pm

DCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov. 29.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:40 pm
Stripes are down for new bike lane, parking spots on Charles Street

Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 11:28 am
The new look of Cummins Highway

The new, but still temporary, look of Cummins Highway, coming soon.

A city pilot aimed at making Cummins Highway safer by reducing the number of lanes from four to two and adding dedicated bicycle paths will be extended from Wood Avenue to American Legion Highway by the end of the month - as the city looks at more permanent changes along the thoroughfare - a Public Works project manager says. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 1:52 pm
Rev. Laura Everett and Frank Willis

Bicyclist's father chokes up during ceremony.

Greg Cook attended the weekend unveiling of a "ghost bike" in Harvard Square for Darryl "Pikachu" Willis, 55, who died Aug. 18 in a collision with a truck while riding his bicycle on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 4:29 pm

Cambridge City Councilor Marc McGovern reports the family of Darryl "Pikachu" Willis, who died in a crash with a truck in Harvard Square last month, has been unable to claim his body from the state medical examiner's office because it doesn't have the money. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:25 am
Chopped down tree

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about a newly killed tree in an alley off Clarendon Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 2:07 pm
Edwards

City Councilors Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Michelle Wu (at large) say they want to get the T to set aside one car on every Blue Line train for bicyclists who would ride their bikes to work downtown, if only there were a way to get them across Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 10:22 am

Cambridge Police report that around 9:40 a.m., "there was a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and bicyclist" on Massachusetts Avenue at Dunster Street. Police are now investigating. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:01 pm
New bike lane on Tremont Street along Boston Common

The Boston Transportation Department reports crews created a new pop-up bicycle lane on Tremont Street along the Common this evening as part of the city's Healthy Streets program.

H/t Adam C.

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