Steph Solis
May 24, 2023 - Transit

How to beat the traffic around Boston on Memorial Day weekend

A small line of travelers line up behind the Delta Sky Priority windows at Logan Airport, days before the Memorial Day weekend travel rush.

Some air travelers were smarter than us and left on Tuesday. Photo: Steph Solis/Axios

If you're planning to leave Greater Boston this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to head out early to account for extra traffic.

Why it matters: AAA estimates that 42.3 million Americans will travel during the holiday weekend — a 7% increase over last year.

Mike Deehan
May 23, 2023 - News

Bicyclist deaths drop in Boston

Data: The League of American Bicyclists via NHTSA; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

There were 1.5 fatal bicycle crashes on average for every million Greater Boston residents between 2017-2021, per data from the League of American Bicyclists via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — down 51% from 2012-2016.

Why it matters: Bicycle use exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mike Deehan
May 10, 2023 - Transit

Clarifying the MBTA's rules about eating on public transit

On the one hand, you get to scarf down your Dunkin' breakfast tacos on the way to work, or maybe kill time while your train is going 10 mph through a slow zone.

  • On the other, you might gross out some more squeamish fellow passengers or leave scraps to feed the legions of rats that prowl the platforms.

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