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Cambridge Residents Support Bike Safety Initiatives, Encourage Better Planning

A man enters a handicap accessible vehicle parked in a bike lane in front of Skenderian Apothecary on Cambridge Street on Oct. 5. Some city residents have complained the newly installed bike lanes are creating safety concerns for people who use wheelchairs.  (Photo courtesy of Robert Skenderian)

By Remi Duhé and Eve Zuckoff
BU News Service

CAMBRIDGE–An ongoing controversy over bike lanes in Cambridge has made some residents celebrate the new infrastructure, but question the accessibility and safety.

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Boston Fashion Week comes to Cambridge to Share Positivity

Small Group Purposes Good while Nevada Gunman Commits Evil

One event has ended but our efforts are ongoing

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Brattle Street Becomes Parking Lot

Bike Safety Effort Creates Visual Eyesore

Newly installed bike lanes on Brattle Street may prompt residents and visitors alike to rename it Brattle Street Parking Lot.

 

Instead of strolling down a tree-lined street with views of Radcliffe Yard and stately homes, what you first see from the west side of the street is two rows of parked cars.  As of Tuesday, July 11, the two-way bike lane stretched to Mason Street, but plans call for it to end at Eliot Street. 

 

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BEYOND BOSTON: A Monthly News Digest Show | Eps. 10

Focus on Bicycle Advocacy

For this installment of Beyond Boston, we turn to the youngest reporters in the Beyond Boston family, the crew from youth media camp at Somerville Community Access Television, who recently interviewed several activists and cyclists about the reality of traversing our region on two wheels.

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Beauty and the Bus

Social Media Contest Invites Users to Post Bus Pics

The photographer/winner is @AlysonFletcher on Twitter and @alysonraefletch on Instagram.

Riding the bus offers a unique transit experience: passengers can take in the sights, people and activities they come in contact with along their route. Bus riders don’t just reach a destination, they encounter unique moments of beauty throughout their journey. And now, they can share those moments with the Greater Boston community.
 

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Invest in Your Community with $1,000 Cambridge Minibonds

Minibond sale opens on February 17 and closes on February 23, 2017

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The City of Cambridge is offering Cambridge residents the chance to directly invest in Cambridge by buying $1,000 denomination minibonds. The City will use minibond proceeds to support capital projects such as school building renovations, municipal facility upgrades and implementation of the Complete Streets plan.

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Cambridge Committee Looks to Improve Public Transit with Focus on Kendall

The Cambridge Transit Advisory Committee met Wednesday, Dec. 7 for a meeting to further discuss how Cambridge can make local public transit more accessible and efficient, with a special focus on the Kendall Square Transit Enhancement Program (KSTEP).

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Public Mourns Bicyclist, Calls for Safety

Local residents, avid cyclists and city officials alike mourned the loss of Bernard “Joe” Lavins in Porter Square on Oct. 5. With their heads bowed in memoriam, they began a familiar healing process from within, but simultaneously acknowledged the inevitable path ahead, moving forward as a community towards recovery. Residents have had enough.

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Cyclist Killed in Porter Square

A male cyclist riding in Porter Square crashed with a tractor trailer at 1920 Massachusetts Avenue around 8:08 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 5. He was declared dead at the scene.

The incident occurred across from a Porter Square shopping center. The victim was riding toward Harvard Square.

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NEWS FLASHES FROM THE TECHNOLOGY FRONT

Becoming Well-Adjusted Towards the Future

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