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Old 03-25-2019, 12:03 PM   #401
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Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Bike only will never fly there. If anything, it needs to be rebranded as the Minuteman Path, because Minuteman Bikeway makes people expect it to be pedestrian free. We do not yet know the details, so anything we say will be speculative. As this was a head-on collision between two bike riders, my guess is that somebody was passing another bike and either didn't notice opposing traffic or thought there was more space/time for safe passage. It will likely be some time whether we know pedestrians were part of the issue.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:30 PM   #402
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Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

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We do not yet know the details, so anything we say will be speculative. As this was a head-on collision between two bike riders, my guess is that somebody was passing another bike and either didn't notice opposing traffic or thought there was more space/time for safe passage. It will likely be some time whether we know pedestrians were part of the issue.
That's pretty much what someone who's claiming to be a witness on Reddit says happened:

https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comm...ngton/ejc3mn4/
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:28 AM   #403
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That's pretty much what someone who's claiming to be a witness on Reddit says happened:

https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comm...ngton/ejc3mn4/
Very important point made on that post that people are incredibly oblivious and inconsiderate in the way they walk on that trail. The trail may be multi use, but we need some serious rulemaking for shared and semi shared bike/ped paths. There’s bikers who bike like assholes, way too fast for crowded, mixed use trails, and pedestrians who hog the space and create risky situations. Signage, at minimum, would be helpful.
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