Good Roads. Savvy Cyclists. Public Awareness.

Bicycle Driving
Out of The Frying Pan

Out of The Frying Pan

In a recent column, Derrick Z. Jackson of The Boston Globe makes this observation about city cycling: “But for the...

Still a Need to Train Police Officers

Still a Need to Train Police Officers

An amazing story from New York City:  bicyclist Christina Thede passes a double-parked car, is nearly doored by its driver,...

AAA Bike Safety

AAA Bike Safety

The Sept/Oct issue of American Bicyclist has a feature article, “Bringing Bicycling into the Mix: The New AAA” (not yet...

The Phoenix Gets it Wrong

The Phoenix Gets it Wrong

Every time that a newspaper or magazine runs an article on laws and advice about safe bicycling, I cringe. I...

Centre/South Bike Markings Plan

Centre/South Bike Markings Plan

This bicyclist had to swerve as the oblivious motorist flung open her door on Centre Street in the heart of...

Door Zone Bike Lanes Again

Door Zone Bike Lanes Again

John Ruch finally published his story about bike lanes in Jamaica Plain, only half of which made it to the...

Save the Bike Lanes on Concord Ave!

Save the Bike Lanes on Concord Ave!

Concord Avenue north of Fresh Pond in Cambridge has perfectly nice, five-foot bike lanes. They’re not even in the door...

Useful and less useful signs

Useful and less useful signs

I remember seeing these signs in Berkeley some years ago. They are in complete violation of the MUTCD (wrong color,...

Removing on-street parking for bike lanes

Removing on-street parking for bike lanes

A proposal for bike lanes on Centre Street between Lamartine St and Sunnyside St (near Jackson Square) was floated at...

Bike Lanes for Jamaica Plain?

Bike Lanes for Jamaica Plain?

The “Centre/South Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan” is proposing bike lanes in the Centre Street business district in Jamaica Plain...