Why BCU?

The Union collaborates with DotBike, JP Bikes, Rozzie Bikes, Bikes Not Bombs, MassBike and LivableStreets to meet needs specific to Boston, and directly helps Boston-based advocates organize their own neighborhoods to promote better cycling.

The BCU was organized to meet a need for greater coordination among advocates, increased constituent pressure on politicians, and a comprehensive approach to improving conditions for cyclists in our region’s largest city.

Our Accomplishments so far:

Boston EMS:

  • Bicycle accidents made a separate category for data collection

Boston Police Department:

  • Bicycle-related check box added to incident reports
  • Hospital visit to victim added to every bike crash investigation.


  • Bicycle scenarios added to bus driver training simulator.
  • Special bicycle training to be given to drivers that receive complaints from cyclists.

Bike lanes coming to:

  • Columbia Road, Dorchester
  • Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan
  • Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
  • Warren Street, Roxbury
  • MLK Blvd., Roxbury
  • Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
  • South Street, Jamaica Plain
  • South Huntington, Jamaica Plain

Boston’s first cycletrack now in design!

  • On Western Avenue in Allston.

Like what you’re hearing? Get involved!

Volunteer! Come meet fellow cyclists, eat well, and get some advocacy done!

Start a BCU Local! Let us help you start a BCU Local! They can be based on a neighborhood or on any theme you choose.

Give us your input! What would you most like to see improved in your neighborhood? Tell us about it and we’ll do our best to translate it into real results!

To get started: Visit us and sign up for the Union Rider newsletter at bostoncyclistsunion.org, then email, or call us at 617-620-1989.