Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page As more people take to the road on bicycles, the number of reported bike accidents has risen in recent years. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Collisions involving bicycles in the Greater Boston suburban area increased by 9 percent from 2010 to 2012. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff A bicyclist rode on Somerville Avenue near Beacon Street. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff The increase in accidents has come as biking’s popularity has soared. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Two bicyclists ran the red light at the corner of Somerville Avenue and Beacon Street. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Bicyclist Will Morgan, of Somerville, waited for the light to turn green. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Bicycle collisions overall occurred in greater numbers north and west of Boston. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff A Brockton rider biked on Belmont Street. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff MassDOT takes the lead in promoting bike safety and educational training programs across the state.