Boston’s Bike Report Reveals Crash Trends

May 20th, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wants to cut in half the number of bicyclists hurt in crashes by the year 2020. Recommendations in the new Cyclist Safety Report (PDF) released by the City of Boston include adding helmet vending machines at Hubway stations, fining riders who don’t obey cycling laws, and increasing police enforcement […]

Officers give out hundreds of helmets to cyclists on Commonwealth Avenue

May 15th, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

Police officials from BU, Boston, and Brookline are teaming up this week to give away hundreds of free helmets to cyclists riding in the Commonwealth Avenue area, to prevent accidents and spread awareness about biking safety. Boston University Sgt. Larry Cuzzi said Monday afternoon that police officers had handed out nearly 75 helmets that morning. […]

May is National Bike Month!

May 6th, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

Mayor Menino’s Bike Week Celebration, May 17,  7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The Boston Bike Week Celebration will be held on City Hall Plaza. Bike in on your own or join one of 9 convoys from all over Greater Boston – including a NEW East Boston route! Meet new cycling friends as you enjoy breakfast […]

Mayor Menino and Boston University Launch Bike-Safety Initiative

April 1st, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

(Boston) — In a continuing five-year effort to improve safety and calm traffic along its 1.5 mile-long main campus straddling Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University today announced with the City of Boston a series of measures to further protect cyclists and pedestrians, encourage bike use, and promote awareness of cyclists and pedestrians among motor-vehicle drivers. They […]

Class Series! Learn How to Create a Bicycle-Friendly Community

March 21st, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

Did you know that BU has a class in Bicycle Planning? Offered by the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs program, the course covers a wide range of topics to teach the next generation of planners the state-of-the-art for creating bicycle-friendly communities. The course is taught by David Watson, executive director of MassBike, who […]

Camera-equipped helmet serves as a ‘black box’ for cyclists

March 20th, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

The Helmet of Justice records video footage after a bicycle crash, in order to provide possible evidence. We’ve already seen one innovation that enables helmets to notify the wearer’s contacts in the event of a crash; now the new Helmet of Justice takes that concept a step further by recording video footage of what happens […]

New Cycling Safety Measures on Comm Ave

March 18th, 2013 in Bicycle Safety

University, city plan improvements More warning signs, better bike lane markings, and highway reflectors will be added to the campus’ mile-and-a-half strip along Commonwealth Avenue to improve safety in the wake of the death of a student cyclist in December. Those improvements, recommended by a joint BU-city working group, will be made by the city. […]

Mayor Menino urges bike safety after death of Boston University student

December 19th, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

By Mayor Thomas M. Menino This article first appeared in The South End News. Last week our cycling community, and City, was rocked by the tragic death of Boston University student Christopher Weigl. By coincidence, a hearing on bicycle safety brought the community together at City Hall later that day. Both events have many left […]

Bike-Safety Gear: See, Be Seen, and Heard

December 12th, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

Alum designs car horn for bicycles Biking 17 miles round-trip every day from Medford to his job in Woburn, Jonathan Lansey has his share of close calls. Particularly on long stretches of suburban highway, drivers often seem oblivious to his presence. As a research engineer who’s paid to solve problems, Lansey (GRS’10) decided to tackle […]

Students Honor Victims of Bike Accidents, December 7th, 2012

December 7th, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

 Students gather on Marsh Plaza last night for a candlelight vigil in honor of Christopher Weigl (COM’14), Chung-Wei Yang (CAS’15), and other victims of recent bicycle accidents. Weigl was killed yesterday on Comm Ave, and Yang died November 12 in Allston. The event was organized by the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism. Photo by […]