Forty cyclists were cited for infractions, including red light violations, illegal turns, and not signaling, when police conducted a bicycle safety and enforcement operation near Commonwealth and Massachusetts avenues.
Boston, Brookline, State, Transit and Boston University police staked out the area at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Police chose the location due to its history of bicycle collisions and other incidents.
Police also conducted an operation along Commonwealth Avenue at 4 p.m. Results of that operation were not yet available, police said.
During the two operations, police also gave riders dozens of free helmets and bicycle lights donated by the university.Melissa can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson