Category Archives: Boston

My letter to the Globe about the Kurmann fatality

TweetI’ve read the Op-Ed piece by Andrew Fischer and Alan Wright, “Killing Bicyclists should be a crime” in the Sunday, January 28 Globe. I agree with Wright and Fischer that a charge of involuntary manslaughter against the trucker in the … Continue reading

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Bicyclists always had the right, the Globe got it wrong

TweetThe Starts and Stops column in the Metro section of the Sunday, June 10 2012 Boston Globe, and in Boston.com, included a discussion of whether bicyclists are required to ride in bike lanes, under the subheading “Bikers get the right” … Continue reading

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Harvard Bridge connection to the PDW path: proposed improvement

TweetLet’s look at how well bicycle routes around the Boston end of the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue bridge over the Charles River) might be improved. Here is a Google maps overview of the area. There are two special bicycle routes … Continue reading

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Drainage Failure on Causeway Street

TweetI took the photo below around 10 PM on January 5, 2017 looking west on Causeway Street in Boston from in front of North Station. Here’s a link to the location in Google maps. The default view in Google Maps … Continue reading

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My comments on the North Washington Street Bridge project

TweetThe comments below were addressed to Patricia Leavenworth, Chief Engineer at MassDOT. ATTN: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 604173 Dear Ms. Leavenworth: I attended the 75% design about the North Washington Street bridge project on October 19, and I … Continue reading

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Gilooly’s presentation

TweetDeputy Commissioner James Gilooly’s presentation about the planned separate bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue is online at the URL below. I am preparing a version synchronized to his talk about it at the 2015 Moving Together conference and will announce that … Continue reading

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For a real People’s Pike

Tweet“People’s Pike” is a group of citizens with concerns about the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s I-90 Allston Interchange project, the main goal of which hasĀ  been to replace the deteriorating Massachusetts Turnpike viaduct. The People’s Pike group is concerned mostly … Continue reading

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The Globe Screws Up on Nighttime Safety

TweetThe Boston Globe has published an article titled “Survival Guide for Running and Biking in the Dark.” This picture appeared with the article: you need it to understand my comments. The article addresses issues of retroreflector placement and motion, while … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s photo album

TweetAh, the Boston Globe. On the one side we have right-wing columnist Jeff Jacoby suggesting that bicyclists should all go for a nice ride in the park and stay off the streets. Though I’m a registered Democrat and liberal to … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Article Falls Flat

TweetMy letter to the editor of the Globe today. To the editor: Yes, I know this is too long to publish, but I hope that you will find it informative. A major impediment to safe bicycling and good street design … Continue reading

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