My latest letter, published in the JP Gazette: Bravo to local heroes such as Councilor Ed Flynn and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. They are making our city streets safer for children, cyclists, and all pedestrians. While officials investigate automated enforcement/ camera systems for speeding and running red lights (which are critically important), a few points bear mentioning: Small Victories are Urgently … Continue reading ‘City Council holds hearing on pedestrian safety’
We Need Safer Streets, part I (Jamaica Plain Gazette) We are a Jamaica Plain father (age 37) and son (age 3) writing together, because we believe JP streets are dangerous for children, pedestrians, and bicyclists. We dread the possibility of a devastating accident here in JP, similar to the tragedy in South Boston in July, when a van jumped the curb and struck a stroller. … Continue reading We Need Safer Streets
Previously one of America’s most dangerous bicycling cities, Boston has cleaned up its act in recent years, according to a recent study (read more here). This is personal opinion (not scientific), but I don’t feel safe bicycling the streets of Boston. There are too many distracted, drugged-out drivers on the roads. Therefore, I am only willing to cycle on protected bike paths. Personal opinion regarding “danger” is based on emotion and experience, not science. I frequently walk the … Continue reading Is it safe to bicycle in Boston?