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Boston's Crosswalk Crisis

July 11, 2017

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“That signals to me that there’s not much attention on replacing these and making sure that it’s safe,” Brendan Kearney of WalkBoston said.

Kearney and others ask why the city improved just this one intersection where the woman was killed and not the nearly dozen others like it on Tremont?

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ROAD SAFETY BILL GOES BEYOND PROTECTING BICYCLISTS

June 13, 2017

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Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Richard Fries said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported highway workers have the second most dangerous job in the country, garbage collectors are vulnerable, and 700 construction workers were struck and killed nationwide in 2015.

"We are losing tow truck drivers - one a week nationwide," said Fries, who also noted law enforcement officers killed in traffic deaths.

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INTERSECTIONAL POLITICS (A CRASH-NOT-ACCIDENT REPORT)

June 8, 2017

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As a responsive letter from the Vision Zero Coalition pointed out, most people killed while walking are not the eyes-glued-to-their-smartphone, Beats by Dre-wearing millennials whom Walsh is likely imagining. Statistics collected by the pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston show that of the 68 pedestrians with known ages killed in Massachusetts last year, 48 were older than 50.

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Hundreds Respond To Walsh's Comments About Bike And Pedestrian Safety

May 19, 2017

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On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition sent Walsh a letter criticizing his comments, calling for better action to protect Boston's streets, and inviting Walsh to join them for a silent vigil on Friday morning.

Rally organizers held a silent vigil for victims of traffic violence Friday and then hand delivered a petition to Mayor Walsh. The petition demands that the mayor do more to make roads safer for people walking and on bikes.

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Politics In The Bike Lane

May 25, 2017

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In this episode, Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis size up the text and subtext of Walsh’s reaction, kicking the tires on city policy with Wendy Landman of WalkBoston and Becca Wolfson of the Boston Cyclists Union.

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Protestors gather after Mayor's comment on bicyclist and pedestrian safety

May 19, 2017

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Wendy Landman, Executive Director of WalkBoston, said this protest is about the people.

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The myth of the beleaguered Boston driver

May 21, 2017

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After a hit-and-run driver killed a South Boston cyclist recently, advocates stepped up pressure for cycle tracks and other street improvements to protect bikes and pedestrians. 

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Safe streets advocates plan protest following Walsh's 'victim blaming' comments

May 18, 2017

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The Vision Zero Coalition, a network of safe-streets organizations will gather at 8 a.m. Friday at Boston City Hall for a silent memorial in memory of victims of traffic crashes.

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Mayor Walsh Criticized For Saying Pedestrians, Cyclists Share Responsibility On Roads

May 19, 2017

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“He was minimizing the importance of infrastructure change and the responsibility of the city to change the culture of our streets,” said Becca Wolfson of the Boston Cyclists Union.

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‘Streets Are For People’ vigil held at Boston City Hall Plaza

May 19, 2017
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His comments drew a sharp rebuke from the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, which demanded an apology. “On behalf of those victims, we also ask that you apologize for the comments you made on the air,” the coalition wrote to Walsh this week.

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