Nice weather has me, and many other occupants of or visitors to Harvard’s Medical Campus, riding bicycles to combat the traffic. This was not always the case.
Just ten years ago, if you walked down either Longwood Avenue or Brookline Avenue, two streets which lead to the LMA, you would see a few bicycles scattered here and there.
These bicycles were usually beaters, that is, beaten up old bikes, which appeared to belong to students or perhaps medical residents who were training at the hospitals in that area. On the other hand, they might have belonged to employees of one of the hospitals, laboratories or food establishments.