Brookline considers cycletrack on Route 9

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The Bike Union and a handful of volunteers took a big step with the Town of Brookline this week when they agreed to take a serious look at a cycletrack option for a small but important section of Route 9 in Brookline Village. After a couple months of back and forth, [...]

Bike Stories 3 - Sofia Morais from Denmark on Commonwealth Ave

City, BU resist protected bike lanes on Comm Ave

In the three years between 2010-2012, the seven blocks of Commonwealth Avenue from BU Bridge to Packard’s Corner in Allston were the site of 68 reported bike crashes. Around 21 young women and 47 young men, their ages averaging just over 23 years old, were bounced off car doors, run over by taxi cabs, and [...]

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Truck driver who fled fatal crash not charged

Another Massachusetts grand jury has refused to indict a truck driver for running over a cyclist, preventing any criminal trial for 41-year-old Ricky Prezioso who ran over 30-year-old Eoin McGrory on April 3 in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square. The development recalls the case of Alexander Motsenigos in 2013, wh

Eoin McGrory’s bike, crumpled by the [...]

DCR takes step back, two steps forward

After receiving a letter from the Bike Union, the Department of Conservation and Recreation removed the bicycle symbols along the shoulder of the Arborway in Jamaica Plain last week, admitting that their premature addition to what was designed as a shoulder for the street was “a miscommunication between headquarters and our field engineering staff.”

Roxbury’s Hampden Street repaved, added to bike lane work plan

New pavement on Hampden St.

As Boston’s Public Works Department fired up its paving machines this Spring, the Bike Union asked to add a couple particularly bumpy streets to the mix. The repaving section of the Public Works Department deserves a big thank you. Up until last week, riding Hampden Street in Roxbury felt [...]

PWD to do Seaver St with cycletracks on one side only

A rendering of Seaver Street with one way cycletracks on both sides of the street. The Public Works Department has said it will not add cycletracks on the north (left) side of the street.

Interim Commissioner of the Public Works Department’s Michael Dennehy is a promising promotion within the Martin Walsh Administration in many regards, [...]

Collaborative releases new police crash map, data

The new interactive crash map with information about the time, weather conditions, persons involved and more about each individual crash.

Since the Bike Union began, getting accurate bike crash data that indicates cause has been part of the struggle to eliminate death and injuries among cyclists in the city. Now, that step toward “Vision [...]