On Charles Street this morning, was spinning along after a very pleasant ride along the Esplanade and came to a red light. It's a light that I sometimes slow and go through if there's no one around. But today, there was a motorcycle cop coming in from the right, and I was all the way to the right on Charles Street, so he was quite close.
He said to me "I'm goin right theah," indicating that he intended to park his motorbike where I was waiting. So I said "So you won't arrest me for running this light, then?"
"No way!" he said, smiling. So I cruised on through and he pulled into my spot.
It's not the first time I've been encouraged to run a light by a Boston cop, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.