Avoid The Tracks!

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 05

Why you should be very careful of train tracks in the road, South Huntington I am looking at you!

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  1. By David Boudreau on Oct 5, 2013 | Reply

    The exposed train tracks along Huntington Ave are disasters waiting to happen. I’ve been lucky but my roommate has taken a spill from getting caught in them and I also live right across the street from where huntington ave becomes south huntington, where a bicyclist died after getting caught in the tracks and hit by a bus. Be safe out there everyone!

    Note to the bicyclist in the picture: get some brakes!

  2. By The Safety Guy on Oct 6, 2013 | Reply

    The same is true for expansion joints and those wacky heaves of pavement on the inbound to Boston side of the Mass Ave bridge. Anything rutted parallel to your tires can conspire to a nasty fall.

  3. By Phoenix on Oct 6, 2013 | Reply

    I hate to mention it, but if we recall…On 4/07/2010 a young man (Eric Hunt) got stuck in these tracks at this intersection, and as he tried to wrestle his bike tire free, he was killed by a 39 bus swinging around the corner.

    Please be very careful and always turn your wheel to cross tracks as perpendicular as possible. And avoid T buses as much as possible, act like and assume they don’t see you, even when you know they do.

    From WCVB (article since removed)
    “Witnesses said the man was struggling to free his bike when the bus came around the corner heading east. The driver had about 150 feet to react.”

  4. By Amanda on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    It’s so true – tracks and road seams are very dangerous to cyclists! I fell on a seam on Huntington near Copley just about a month ago. Fortunately, no serious injuries but it could have been a LOT worse.

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