The Menino administration today is cracking down on bicyclists who ignore highway rules while riding on Commonwealth Avenue near the Boston University bridge in Boston.
By this afternoon, 75 bike riders have been cited by Boston police for traffic violations as the city tries to make bike riding in Boston safe. In a statement, the administration said the crackdown was fueled by a series of crashes involving vehicles and bicyclists.
In August, Smith College graduate Marlene Pineda, 24, was killed when the bike she was riding collided with a car at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Warren Street in Brighton. The driver of the car was not cited by police.
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