In mid-May, just four days after Mayor Menino vowed to cut cyclist collisions in the city of Boston by 50% by the year 2020, an MIT Scientists visiting from Japan was killed in a bicycle collision in the Back Bay Area. According to an NECN.com article, Kanako Miura was struck by what police think was a garbage truck, and was found on Beacon Street.
Shortly after the truck accident, police stated there was little evidence in regards to the circumstances of the collision, and that more investigation was necessary.
Despite the lack of concrete causal factors, many residents of the area are quick to blame the confusing traffic pattern and lack of clear direction. This has become an increasingly apparent issue in the Boston area, and has been the cause of an alarmingly high number of bicycle collision incidents.