Category Archives: Boston

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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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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Commonwealth Avenue victory?

TweetI submitted the following comments in response to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading

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Boston Police tactics at the December 13, 2014 protest

TweetI express my appreciation to the Boston Police for crowd control without excessive force at December 13’s protest march. Anything less would have been very unfortunate, particularly in connection with a peaceful march protesting use of force and police immunity … Continue reading

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Bike Lane Goes Under

TweetA new version of Google Street View allows views of the same location at different times, very helpful in tracing the history of road projects. The view below of Massachusetts Avenue eastbound, just east of Harrison Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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