Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Brunelle’s quest for rad footage goes wrong
November 10, 2014, 20:44
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A woman walking in a crosswalk on Tremont Street with her sister Friday shortly after 6 p.m. was hit by Brunelle on his bike when he ran a red light, according to police reports released today. The woman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with head injuries after, Brunelle claims, he flagged Chandler down to help him help her.“I was trying to get a taxi for her and this guy comes out and hits me and then he tries to run me over with his car,” Brunelle said. “I said, ‘We were on a group ride. Someone got an injury, they’ve got to go to the hospital.’ He started getting in my face and ‘expletive you’ and so I shot back and I said, ‘Expletive you.’ He gets out and he attacks me. He tried to run me over.”Chandler began punching Brunelle “with his fist, knocking him to the ground and continued the assault while Brunelle was on the ground,” court documents state.

via AP News : Boston cab driver accused of beating, trying to run over cyclist.



‘sharrows on steroids’
November 21, 2013, 14:37
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In Boston…

Sort of like an idea I laid out in Cyclist’s Manifesto.

A new set of street markings on Allston’s Brighton Avenue aren’t simply an errant set of dashes installed by city staff with extra paint — they’re part of a national experiment to test innovative bike facilities.

I first noticed the markings last week while driving through Allston Village. Running down the right-hand lanes on both sides of Brighton Avenue are bike-priority icons, known as “sharrows” in cyclist parlance, hugged by two sets of dashed lines along either side that make the lane look more like an airport runway.

My first thought: Sharrows on steroids!

And Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said that’s exactly what they are.

via Boston Bikes debuts ‘sharrows on steroids’ – Local news – Boston.com.



More Misplaced Efforts on “Bike Safety”

Capt. Jack Danilecki of the Boston police, former commander of the tactical bicycle unit, said that five cyclists were killed in Boston last year. Police are taking an initial step to address the problem by issuing reminders — in the form of $20 tickets — to cyclists who run red lights and stop signs that they are legally bound to obey the rules of the road.

via How to protect cyclists | Harvard Gazette.