West Roxbury residents couldn't help but notice the ad-hoc procession down Centre, Spring and Baker streets towards VFW Parkway yesterday afternoon.
Kerry Castor of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association was outraged:
They were extremely loud and were doing all kinds of tricks with the motor bikes and did not care when drivers were honking at them as they almost caused a few accidents. Some innocent person is going to get hurt or worse killed with these people that think they own the roads, parks and anywhere else want to ride.
We are asking politicians and public safety directors of this city to get a better handle on this right now or else it’s going to be a long, hot, noisy and dangerous environment that we live in! Nobody deserves to live like this! This is affecting our quality of life! This is unacceptable.
Capt. Darrin Greeley of District E-5 says that, yes, he's aware of the issue. He says that citywide, BPD wrote out "hundreds of motor-vehicle citations" and seized a dozen ATVs and dirt bikes, and that residents should report bad road behavior to the BPD anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS - and contact their elected city officials.