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On Campus

Love It: Scooters

“Please walk your bikes.” Those four words greet many would-be-cyclists who attempt to ride through Harvard Yard. Except for the bicyclists who consider following this rule to be simply inconceivable, there is just one choice for legal wheels in Harvard Yard: the Razor scooter.

On Campus

Hate It: Scooters

Here’s the fundamental problem with riding scooters on a college campus: They don’t help you in any way. Sure, maybe when you were a youth, riding a scooter was a way to tell the world you were independent, but the day you’re old enough to shave with a razor is the day you’re too old to ride one.

Unveiling West Station
Harvard in the City

Allston Residents Frustrated Over West Station Revelations

Allston residents express frustration over the lack of transparency in the state's discussion with Boston University over its potential funding of a new commuter rail station in the neighborhood.

UC Discusses Side-by-Side
College

UC To Debut HUID-CharlieCard Pilot Program

At their general meeting Sunday, the Undergraduate Council detailed plans for a pilot program that will integrate the functions of Harvard IDs and MBTA CharlieCards.

FAS

As Snow Blankets Campus, University Closes Down

About a foot of powdery snow fell over Cambridge Monday night and into Tuesday morning, blanketing Harvard’s campus. Eight or more inches were expected to accumulate throughout the day.

Snowboarding
Transportation

Snowboarding

Snowboarding and other methods of transportation prove to be more useful than walking in Tuesday’s snowy weather.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Approves Transportation Pilot Program

The Cambridge City Council approved a six-month pilot program for Bridj, a transportation startup, on Monday night.

Harvard Square

Transportation Startup Beta Tests in Square

Founded by Middlebury College alumnus Matthew George, Bridj is a smart transit system that uses data to produce flexible bus routes.

SEAS Moves To Allston
FAS

Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals

In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule

Unveiling West Station
Harvard in the City

In Allston, West Station News Met with Cautious Enthusiasm

A direct public transportation route from Allston to downtown Boston has been a perennial request in Harvard Allston Task Force meetings and neighborhood planning for years.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

Unveiling West Station

Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and several transportation officials announced on Tuesday afternoon plans to build a new commuter rail station at the Harvard-owned Beacon Park Rail Yard in Allston.

Unveiling West Station
Allston

MBTA To Build Commuter Rail Station on Harvard Property in Allston

Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.

Zipcar Question
On Campus

Zipcar Question

A representative from Zipcar explains the company's car rental system to a student at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday.

Quad Bikes Question
On Campus

Quad Bikes Question

A representative from Quad Bikes speaks with a student about their bicycle repair at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday.

Bike Fix
On Campus

Bike Fix

A representative from Quad Bikes repairs a student's bicycle at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza.

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter