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May 25, 2017

 

To some, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's bracing comments about the relationship between cars, bikes, and pedestrians were perfectly reasonable. After all, why shouldn't walkers and bikers be careful on the city's streets? But to others, Walsh's remarks were callous in the extreme — especially so soon after the death of cyclist Rick Archer — and raised serious questions about his commitment to creating a bikeable, walkable Boston.

In this episode, Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis size up the text and subtext of Walsh’s reaction, kicking the tires on city policy withWendy Landman of WalkBoston and Becca Wolfson of the Boston Cyclists Union and then talking with Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi about the politics of Walsh’s response. Take a listen — and when you’re done, leave a comment with your take on Boston’s political brouhaha of the moment. 

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