Category Archives: Bike Safety

Michelle Wu’s Editorial on Biking in Boston

TweetThe Boston Globe recently published Boston City Council President Michelle Wu’s thoughts on improving bicyclist safety and promoting bike commuting in Boston by way of protected bike lanes.  It’s been passed around quite a bit in Boston cycling circles, but … Continue reading

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Cranking Tunes While Cranking Gears

TweetRecently I was biking along Massachusetts Avenue. Another bicyclist passed me and I heard the throbbing bass of a dance tune. I assumed the music came from a passing car, but as I caught up to this bicycle at a … Continue reading

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Cycletracks on the Arborway

TweetRecently, the DCR laid down new bike lanes on the Arborway, part of the network of Emerald Necklace roads running through Jamaica Plain from Forest Hills to Jamaica Pond. While this should be a positive gain for city cyclists, unfortunately … Continue reading

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Should Cyclists Be Allowed To Roll Through Stop Signs?

TweetThe following article is getting a lot of attention among bicycle circles and even among friends not into bicycling: Stromberg, Joseph . “Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights.” Vox. Vox Media, 19 … Continue reading

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Bike Lanes (a couple of interesting articles)

TweetA couple of interesting articles about bike lanes and their affect on traffic congestion (or as is demonstrated in these articles, the lack thereof. First there is: Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart About Where You Build … Continue reading

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Separated Cycle Lanes on Columbus Avenue?

TweetColumbus Avenue is one of the major arterial for bicycles connecting Downtown Boston to the outlying neighborhoods.  A few years ago, bike lanes were added to the street and it is a very popular route for local bike commuters.  The … Continue reading

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People for Bikes Roll Together Campaign

TweetJust in time for National Bike Month, People For Bikes are asking anyone who travels on two wheels or four to pledge to: Look out for my fellow travelers — on bikes, in cars, and on foot. Keep my cool … Continue reading

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Must Read Blog Post on Bike Safety

Tweet  This terrific post on Steve Miller’s Blog called BICYCLING SAFETY: Preventing Injury Requires Multiple Strategies is a long read but worth reading for it’s compilation of strategies for making bicycling safer and desirable for everyone.  Check it out!  

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Pedal & Park Bike CharlieCard Registration

TweetIf you use or plan to use the Pedal & Park facilities at MBTA stations at Alewife, Forest Hills, South Station, Braintree, Oak Grove and Wonderland, make sure to register your Bike CharlieCard or CharlieCard online.  Previously, anyone with a Bike … Continue reading

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The Future of Forest Hills: Support the At-Grade City Street Option

TweetI live in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in the city of Boston.  The neighborhood on the whole is a great place to live as it features diverse people of different backgrounds and social scale, a wide variety … Continue reading

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