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Revisiting a dangerous spot for bicycles

If I may be so bold as to paraphrase Albert Einstein: If you do nothing to change the variables in a situation, it would be crazy to expect anything other than the same outcome again and again.

It was with that in mind that I contacted Nicole Freedman, Boston’s bike czar. Three months ago, I wrote about an expansion joint at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Stuart Street in Back Bay that has become a perilous intersection for bicyclists. The rut in the road, about the width of a deck of cards, had trapped the front wheel of a Cambridge math teacher, causing him to go flying over his handlebars and leaving him with a broken leg.

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