Automated enforcement of speed limits and red lights could substantially reduce accidents. So far, we have not been willing to use the new technology in Massachusetts.
Dear Members of the Vision Zero Coalition and the Greater Street Safety Community My husband and I have worked to try to make the streets of Boston safer following the death of our daughter Allison. She was struck and killed by a Duckboat tour vehicle April 30th, 2016. We have been told by the authorities […]
Senator Brownsberger, Representatives Rogers and Hecht along with several other legislators and a coalition of bicycle, pedestrian and transportation advocates worked together to develop a bill, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, which includes several measures to improve road safety. This comprehensive road safety bill includes: • childhood bicycle education • large vehicle safety equipment […]
We got a lot done in the last session, but the duck boat law stands out for me emotionally – it makes Boston safer, but more than that, gives a little bit of positive meaning to the otherwise completely wasteful death of a fine young woman in her prime.
One of the last bills adopted at the end of the 2015-2016 legislative session was H.3072, An Act protecting bicyclists in bicycle lanes, sponsored by Rep. Dave Rogers. When a vehicle is parked in a bike lane it expose cyclists to danger by forcing them to swerve into the flow of traffic, around the obstruction. The […]
Language that has passed both branches will give local authorities new flexibility to set lower limits.