Wendy Schwartz


  • Hello MassBike,


    I was recently injured by a road hazard. Here is s copy of the report I have submitted to Boston’s 311 Citizen Line.


    <<< A section of track for the old Green A line is embedded in the road at the outbound intersection of Comm and Brighton Aves. It does not serve any function but it IS a significant road hazard for cyclists. One track is approximately 12 feet long and the other is approximately 20 feet long.


    My bicycle tire got caught in the track as I was turning left and I fell. I suffered a CONCUSSION as well as INJURIES to my left eye and left elbow. I was wearing a helmet.


    I am an experienced cyclist and member and supporter of several cycling clubs and advocacy organizations. This hazard should not exist, especially given the upgrade to Comm. Ave. with its new protected bike lanes.


    The fix is simple. Either remove the track pieces or pave over them. I respectfully ask that you fix this road hazard as soon as possible. I recall seeing another cyclist fall at this spot many years ago, but I didn’t know the cause. This should not happen again.


    Thank you for your immediate attention to this need.

    A section of track for the old Green A line is embedded in the road at the outbound intersection of Comm and Brighton Aves. It does not serve any function but it IS a significant road hazard for cyclists. One track is approximately 12 feet long and the other is approximately 20 feet long.


    My bicycle tire got caught in the track as I was turning left and I fell. I suffered a CONCUSSION as well as INJURIES to my left eye and left elbow. I was wearing a helmet.


    I am an experienced cyclist and member and supporter of several cycling clubs and advocacy organizations. This hazard should not exist, especially given the upgrade to Comm. Ave. with its new protected bike lanes.


    The fix is simple. Either remove the track pieces or pave over them. I respectfully ask that you fix this road hazard as soon as possible. I recall seeing another cyclist fall at this spot many years ago, but I didn’t know the cause. This should not happen again.


    Thank you for your immediate attention to this need. >>>


    I would be most grateful for any support and follow up Mass Bike can provide, especially in determining if this falls under city, MBTA or state auspices.


    wendy schwartz

    wschwart@bu.edu

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