Bicycle safety bill just spinning its wheels - The Boston Globe
More bad news for bicyles in Boston...
Even in a region notoriously treacherous for bicyclists, the past month was particularly grim for the local biking community.
Boston was, for the third time, ranked one of the worst places in the country to ride a bike by Bicycling magazine. (Cambridge was an Honorable Mention for Best City) And, in a little-noticed death, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist was killed after being hit by a sport utility vehicle as he bicycled to work.
Despite widespread support by bicyclists, public safety advocates, and law enforcement officials, a sweeping, six-year-old proposal to improve bike safety statewide continues to languish on Beacon Hill.