BU needs to do more to ensure students’ safety

As THE parent of a Boston University student who likes to use her bike to get to classes, I’m deeply distressed about the second fatal accident involving a BU bicyclist within a few weeks.

Commonwealth Avenue serves two functions that do not mix well: It’s a major traffic artery of the city and it’s a key part of the BU campus, used daily and hourly by thousands of students to make their way on foot and bike across the several miles from Kenmore Square to Babcock Street. This is a stretch that spans eight MBTA stops.

As traffic and BU enrollment go up, these are accidents waiting to happen. An institution with BU’s resources ought to be able to provide better for the safety of its students.

Heinz-Dieter Meyer