YouSpeak: How Safe Is Bicycling at BU?
The pros and cons of getting around on two wheels
Two bicyclists were killed in one week last month in separate incidents in Boston neighborhoods, a grim reminder that despite efforts by Mayor Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), including a network of bike lanes around the city and stepped-up education and enforcement, it’s a long, long ride to safe cycling. Boston police last year recorded 365 bike accidents, one for every day of the year—and those are just the mishaps that were reported to them.
Boston Bikes, the bike program run out of the mayor’s office, regards the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and the BU Bridge as one of the most dangerous in the city for those on two wheels.
And it’s not dangerous just for cyclists. Motorists and pedestrians on campus routinely complain about riders who refuse to obey the rules of the road.
So this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “How safe is bicycling at BU?”
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