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Bicycle Driving
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...

Can we at least stop the wrong way riders?

Can we at least stop the wrong way riders?

This morning on my way to work on Centre Street, a wrong-way rider is coming right at me in the...

Updated Massachusetts Bicycle Rules

Updated Massachusetts Bicycle Rules

Finally, a bill fixing some of the problems in Massachusetts traffic laws relating to bicycling has been signed in to...

Moped Lessons

Moped Lessons

Peter DeMarco’s “Who Taught You to Drive?” column recently took up the subject of mopeds. This topic is timely, since...