Officers from Boston, Brookline, State, Transit and Boston
University Police conducted a bicycle safety and enforcement operation
on September 12, 2013 at 8am, in the area of
Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenues. Officers chose the location due
to the number of incidents involving bicycle involved collisions. Forty cyclists were cited for a variety of infractions
including: red light violations, illegal turns and not signaling.
Riders are encouraged to wear safety helmets. The BP
D and its partners gave out dozens of free helmets donated by Boston University and 40 bicycle lights (rear blinking lights). The joint safety and enforcement efforts will continue along Commonwealth Avenue, this afternoon at 4:00pm.