Write a Letter to Help Fix Cambridge Street


[cross-posted from my Boston Bike Commuter blog]   Wednesday is the deadline to help fix Cambridge Street by signing Fix Cambridge Street‘s community letter to MassDOT at http://tinyurl.com/CambridgeStreet.   Please also send an email to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us with your own comments (mention “Project File # 606376”).   Keep up with news on Facebook and Twitter. My letter to MassDOT is below. January 27, 2014…

New Bicycle Blog


I’ve started yet another blog, this one about bicycle commuting, aptly named Bike Commuter through the Boston Biker blog network. I’ve been thinking about starting a bicycle blog for a long time and have dragged my feet about it but with spring coming in, this is as good of a time to get started. I…

Bicycling in Boston (Links of the Day)


Here’s another walking through Harvard Square story. On my way to work, a passerby said, “You just missed seeing that guy get hit by a bike!” “Ouch!” I said. “Yeah,” he replied. The police were already on the scene and as far as I could tell no one was hurt. At least if the guy…

Links of the Day for 14 December 2007


Has Amtrak’s Time Come? by Neal Pierce (The Washington Post Writers Group, 12/2/2007) – Rail travel in the US is becoming more popular, even successful, but Amtrak needs government funding for infrastructure if it hopes to capitalize. Holidays, Minus the Junk by Kate Sheppard (Wiretap, 12/13/2007) via Isak -ways to give for the holidays without…

New Boston Bicycle Zine


Yesterday, while getting a picnic lunch at Canto 6 I picked up issue #1 of Boston Bicycle Reflector a cute little ‘zine for bicycle commuters. I’m not sure who put this together but it has articles with tips on biking to work, commentary on Mayor Menino’s bicycle initiatives (see the comments in this post for…

Friday Sillies: Cycle Facility of the Month


Warrington Cycle Campaign: Cycle Facility of the Month is a funny look at poor urban design for cyclists in one English town.  Click through the puzzling photos captioned with great wit and sarcasm and have a good laugh while learning about bicycle safety.

Bike Culture


Riding home from work on  Friday night, I got stuck behind a large mob of hooting and hollering bicyclists (imagine a bicyclist being slowed down by bicycle traffic).  Oddly enough this was at the same intersection where I witnessed a scooter and a jogger run through a red light.  At any rate, this was most…

Craziness in Cambridge


A few years ago as a I pedaled to work on my daily sojourn to work I would make a mental note of some of the more egregious behavior of my fellow cyclists and motorists on the road. I would award them the “Bad Bicyclist of the Day Award” or the “Dangerous Driver Du Jour…

Crosswalk Sting


The Boston Herald reports on a police sting operation in a crosswalk in Boston’s South End. A female police officer with a baby carriage crossed the street to see if anyone would stop. Over the four days of the operation, 214 motorists did not stop and they were all slapped with $200 fines. As a…