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TweetHey looky here! On Street Bike Parking! Allston Village got a bike corral!
bike corral space on Harvard Ave
Courtesy of the City of Boston, this awesome on-street bike parking rack is about the size of a normal car space, but fits ten bikes easy.
The corral is on Harvard Ave at the corner of Brighton Ave, right outside Refuge Cafe, [...]
Have you noticed the goofy bikes locked up to futuristic stations all over Allston? The ones with step through frames, huge bomb-proof tires, 3-speed internal hubs, and gaudy fenders? Maybe you’ve see folks walking up to the station, removing a bike, and heading off down the street?
It’s the New Balance Hubway bikeshare system!
The City of [...]
TweetMore bike infrastructure goes down, right at the tail-end of the thermo-plastic-torching season! Allston-Brighton is now a 1/2 mile more connected to a bike network running throughout!
Franklin Street, which runs from the People’s Bank on North Harvard Street to Lincoln St near the Turnpike, got some freshly torched “sharrows”:
Notice the close proximity and prominence of [...]
While lanes are being ground up on the other side of town, (oh, why Charlestown!?) Brighton is getting some stripes freshly laid (just in time for Christmas). We got these new beauties about a week and a half ago — The lanes go from Union Square in Allston, and head outbound on Cambridge Street through [...]
Tweetthe local A-B police dpt is hosting a Bike Safety Day this Saturday, the 18th, where they will be giving away helmets, doing safety demonstrations, basic maintenance and “how-to’s” along with chatting up bikes and the neighborhood. If you can make it out, come on over — 301 Washington Street in Brighton — right [...]
TweetLast Sunday was the Allston Village Street Fair — affectionately known as Allston Day — and our local friends and family turned out in droves! Thousands came out on a gorgeous day to hear bands, meet candidates, browse the vendors, and chat bike with a few kind tablers at the ABbikes table.
We even had [...]
Tweetthough not a bicycle accident, the sad and untimely death of Andrew McAfee, age 50, an emergency-room physician and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a reminder that all those who use 2-wheeled transportation are vulnerable to cars. Be careful out there folks!
News from: http://www.universalhub.com/2010/man-scooter-killed-crash-car-brighton
“This message was broadcast to all Brigham and Women’s [...]
TweetI was riding home last night and saw the crews grinding down the arrows at Packard’s Corner. Here’s the proof:
I talked with one of the supervisors. We can expect the paint to go down this week if the rain holds off. They are slightly shifting the travel lanes to the left and [...]
TweetThe biker killed Monday on Comm Ave is Marlene “Marly” Pineda. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. This is a piece from Smith College, where she is an alumna: http://www.smith.edu/news/2009-10/pineda-216.php
The Smith community is mourning the sudden loss of alumna, record-setting athlete and former swim instructor Marlene “Marly” Pineda who died in an accident in [...]
Edit: the BPD has reported the woman, 24, died
of her injuries. http://www.bpdnews.com/2010/08/10/fatal-bicycle-accident-in-brighton/
keep check on www.bostonbiker.org
Shane is posting updates, with photos and witness accounts
I’ve been hearing reports of a bad bike accident, yesterday evening at the intersection of Kelton St and Comm Ave. There is nothing official yet, but you can read reports/tweets here: [...]