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The Public Has Spoken: The Longfellow Bridge Needs Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge are a no-brainer. Bikes comprise nearly half of all traffic on the bridge during the peak 8 a.m. hour. Yet without adequate infrastructure to handle that volume, cyclists will be exposed to unnecessary dangers when the bridge reopens next month.

On Monday, we delivered to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation our petition —along with 3,100 signatures— calling on the state to reconsider its design for the bridge, which features no protected bike lanes. We were thrilled to see so many supporters turn out at noon on a weekday, and on short notice, to stand with us and share their thoughts and experiences. If you couldn’t join us Monday, or missed the livestream, you can now view the full testimony in the video below.

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Longfellow Bridge Petition Update: 3,100 Signatures Delivered to MassDOT

Today, we moved one step closer to securing protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge — and we couldn’t have done it without your help.

More than 3,100 people signed our petition asking the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to reconsider its unsafe and outdated design for the Longfellow Bridge. And today, we delivered that petition to MassDOT along with the following statement outlining the issue, the petition and our position. We were thrilled that so many of you showed up to the delivery today, with less than a days notice! It is critical that this dangerous stretch of roadway be made safe for all travelers, and we will continue to fight on behalf of everyone who uses the bridge for infrastructure that truly reflects modern mode share and safety standards.

Thank you for standing with us and making your voices heard.

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The Bike Union is Hiring!

The Bike Union is hiring a Community Organizer!

The Community Organizer will engage the public in the Boston Cyclists Union’s mission, campaigns, and story. They will work with all parts of the organization (staff, board, members, interns, and volunteers) to assist with the development and implementation of the Boston Cyclists Union’s Bikeways for Everybody campaign, and ongoing reactive campaigns, and to win support for key bicycling infrastructure improvements.  

This is a full-time salaried position. Click here for more information about the opportunity and to apply!

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