• Boston offers urban bicycling safety tips


    BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials are offering tips they say can help keep urban bicyclists safe as they pedal through the city's streets.

    Mayor Thomas Menino's staff says the urban cycling tips were based on a study of more than 1,500 cyclist crashes in Boston since 2009.

    They say there were five fatal bicycle incidents in the summer and fall of 2012 alone.

    The tips tell cyclists to beware of doors, follow rules and yield to pedestrians.

    They also advise bike riders to avoid large vehicle blind spots, and to use helmets and lights at night.

    Cyclists can watch safety videos and take a quiz at www.bostonbikes.org.


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