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From the Sunday Times: “City and state officials are also backing up their efforts to turn Boston into a bike-friendly city with a crackdown on bad behavior against cyclists. The legislature recently passed a law holding drivers liable if they open a car door in the path of an approaching cyclist and injure a cyclist. And the City Council is considering a fine for motorists who park in bike lanes.”

Pardon the sarcasm. You’ve been to Boston, though, right?

Still, hey, kudos for trying, Mayor Menino.

The quote is from the story with the headline, “Boston Tries to Shed Longtime Reputation as Cyclists’ Minefield.” Read it here, and note how name-dropping Frederick Law Olmstead (a completion of his “view of an integrated park system” is mentioned) seems to add instant, um, street cred: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/us/09bike.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=boston%20bicycle&st=cse

– Posted by Thomas J. Walsh

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