Bike Safety at January 13 Law School Wellness Fair

January 12th, 2016 in Bicycle Safety

Are you a Law School student? Make sure you stop by the Wellness Fair on Wednesday, January 13, from 1-2:30 PM. Bike Safety will be there with lots of great cycling resources for you – bring us your cycling questions and tell us all about your bike commute to BU!

Infographic: safety impacts of truck side guards for cyclists and pedestrians

January 12th, 2016 in Bicycle Safety

Check out the importance and potential impacts on cyclist and pedestrian from installing truck side guards in this infographic from the Volpe Center.

Public Safety Week Event: Bike Safety on Thursday, November 19

November 17th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

The BUPD will be in the GSU on Thursday, November 19 from 12pm to 2pm to discuss bicycle safety. Representatives from Kryptonite Bike Locks will be on hand as well.

BU Today Article: State Plans Makeover for Aging Comm Ave Deck

November 13th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

A heavily trafficked section of Commonwealth Avenue, extending between the BU Bridge and Carlton Street, will be replaced and upgraded over the next two years by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). “MassDOT is replacing the Commonwealth Avenue superstructure, also called the deck, due to its deteriorated condition,” says DOT spokesperson James Kersten, noting that the […]

BU Today Article: Biking In Boston

September 28th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

Class is at the College of Communication in 20 minutes, but home base is StuVi II. Among the options for making it on time are catching the BUS (BU Shuttle), cramming onto the Green Line, or sprinting down Comm Ave. And one more: riding a bike. But you need to know a few things before pedaling […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Day! Thursday, September 17

September 14th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

Boston Globe Editorial: Take Aggressive Steps to Improve Bicyclists’ Safety

September 14th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

THE DEATH OF research scientist Anita Kurmann, who was struck and killed at a Back Bay intersection, is the latest sobering reminder that creating a safe city for cyclists involves more than painting white lines for bike lanes on congested Boston streets. Although public discussion around sustainable transportation tends to focus primarily on automobile traffic […]

City of Cambridge Introduces Turn Boxes for Bicycles

August 10th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

Using the new Binney Bike Boxes in 6(ish) easy steps With the paving on Binney Streets between Land Blvd and Third Street finally (Finally!) done, the City of Cambridge is going about getting lane markings down on the roadway. And among those lane markings you may have noticed some peculiar (for Boston/Cambridge, anyway) green boxes […]

5 Anti-Bike Arguments That Should Be Retired

July 20th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

It’s time to move beyond the misguided war between bikes and cars. Doing so requires all parties on urban streets to acknowledge that city mobility is a collective problem without an either-or answer. In the spirit of a healthier such discussion, we’ve culled from this excellent list of anti-bike arguments that should be put to […]

Why Cycletrack Networks Should be the Next Great American Transit Project

June 30th, 2015 in Bicycle Safety

Our country has faced a challenge like this before and triumphed. Pity the driver who dared attempt a cross-country road trip in the early 20th century. Consider what an engineer for the primitive Lincoln Highway suggested motorists bring along for such a journey: a shovel, an ax, a four-foot hardwood plank, 50 feet of rope, 16 […]