Thursday, May 23, 2013


The Boston Globe editorial dated May 22 calls for bicycle infrastructure in the words of the last paragraph:

"Cyclists are correct, though, that many accidents can be prevented with better infrastructure. The city should hasten efforts to build bicycle tracks [cycle track] that completely separate drivers and cyclists."

The editorial strangely does not address intersection safety where a fatality of a MIT scientist occurred Sunday.  Roundabouts in a Dutch study were found in general reduce cyclist injuries by more than half and a separate pathway around a roundabout (parallel or as part of the walker sidewalk and crossings) virtually eliminate bicycle injuries. Burlington area bicyclist fatalities included two, one each at a Burlington and Charlotte intersection.

Tbe Globe Editorial follows on the heels of a major bicycle safety report from the Office of the Mayor in response to a rising number of bicycle injuries and fatalities at the same time bicycle use and encouragement of its use--including the surprisingly shared bike program "Hubway" of the last few years.

The reprort can be accessed at this site:

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