Category Archives: Boston

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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Commonwealth Avenue project: Public meeting of December 9, 2014

TweetI attended the meeting at Boston University about Commonwealth Avenue in the evening of December 9, 2014. It was a day of unusually heavy rain. I got to the meeting about 1/2 hour late because of delays on the MBTA … 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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Boston’s Western Avenue Cycle Track — correcting the public record

TweetAccording to official and published sources, Boston’s Western Avenue cycle track: is 0.58 miles long was built in 2009, or 2010, or 2011. had no reported crashes in the time of the 2009-2012 Boston Cyclist Safety Report. improves safety, connectivity … Continue reading

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