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Comment on: Comm. Ave. redesign lacks forward thinking, adequate protections for cyclists - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/19/2014 08:36:51 EDT
When, I wonder, is the Globe going to stop campaigning for segregation as a solution to the bicycle problem? Any but the most favorably situated and best designed cycle tracks -- not what have been pr more »
Comment on: Bicyclist extricated from underneath garage truck following crash in South End, Boston police say - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/31/2014 12:27:53 EDT
It would be nice to check the research base before making a public statement. Actually the sidewalks are more dangerous except when riding little faster than walking speed. more »
Posted 07/31/2014 12:17:31 EDT
So, the truck had side guards. The cyclist went under the truck and suffered serioos injuries. These side guards are window dressing. Please see comments here: http://john-s-allen.com/blog/?p=5448 . T more »
Comment on: Casey Overpass plan is flawed - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/07/2014 11:21:00 EDT
The at-grade scheme is a missed opportunity to make Forest Hills truly livable. Harper's long list of benefits of the at-grade scheme are things the community would have with a new bridge--except 2 ti more »
Posted 05/07/2014 04:07:24 EDT
Please get your facts right: the alternative plan is not for an elevated superhighway, it is for a graceful two-lane bridge. The rest of the world moves on buy bringing the through traffic down to gro more »
Comment on: Conservativesâ new enemy: Bikes - Ideas - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/17/2013 02:02:49 EST
I'm John Allen; my wife holds the family subscription. Conservatism, as I understand it, speaks to respect for law, careful allocation of funding, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals. T more »
Comment on: Boston Bikes debuts âsharrows on steroidsâ - Local news - Boston.com
Posted 11/22/2013 09:17:29 EST
I'm John Allen -- the family subscription is in my wife's name. I have known Brighton Avenue for decades now as a cyclist, motorist and pedestrian. Also, I am a member of the Bicycle Technical Committ more »
Comment on: Grant funds to bolster bicycle and pedestrian safety - West - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/05/2013 08:57:23 EDT
The photo with the article shows a poorly-positioned shared-lane marking. This marking is supposed to be used to indicate that a lane is too narrow for bicyclists and motorists to share side by side. more »
Comment on: Visiting MIT scientist killed while riding bike - Boston.com
Posted 05/20/2013 08:09:26 EDT
Let's hold the analysis until we know more about how this happened.
Comment on: A free gift for loved ones - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/01/2013 09:54:16 EST
Please fix the link to The Conversation Project in the article. The url is correct but your link to it doesn't work. Just when people are willing to do this, make it easy!
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