Tag Archives: Boston

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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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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Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue Follow-Up

Tweet[Note: this post has been updated thanks to Charlie Denison’s correct identification of the direction from which the bicyclist approached the intersection.] This post follows from my previous post about the right-hook collision of a garbage truck with a bicyclist … Continue reading

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Report on public hearing on Causeway Street project

TweetThis is a detailed report on the 25% design phase public hearing about reconstruction of Causeway Street, held at TD BankNorth Garden, August 8, 2012 The meeting was a bit hard to find — entry was just inside the doors … Continue reading

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My opinions about the Causeway Street project

TweetThe discussion about bicycling at last night’s public hearing about Causeway Street reconstruction quickly devolved into a debate between the consultant and various advocates over whether there should be a “cycle track” on Causeway Street. Advocates for the cycle track … Continue reading

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