Brookline goes big for Route 9 cycletrack design

A rendering by Bike Union volunteer Jessi Flynn of the Bike Union’s redesign of Route 9.

The Bike Union’s efforts to create a new vision for a protected bike lane (cycletrack) on Route 9 paid off big at a large public meeting in Brookline last Wednesday, Dec. 3.

The meeting was billed as a design [...]

Comm Ave cycletrack campaign heats up

Bike Union director Pete Stidman explains to Mayor Marty Walsh why a bike lane on Comm Ave is not enough.

Since the Walsh Administration took over in January, the bike movement has been watching the actions of interim Transportation Commissioner Jim Gillooly, the Public Works Dept. and Boston Bikes closely to get a sense of [...]

Brookline to hold public charrette for Route 9 Cycletrack

A rendering of the Bike Union’s redesign of a key section of Route 9 in Brookline. Rendering by Jessi Flynn.

While many eyes are on the City of Boston’s Commonwealth Ave reconstruction project, another key project for the Boston Cyclists Union is gaining traction in the town of Brookline. A small team of Bike Union [...]

Walsh proposes first of its kind truck safety ordinance

Bike Union releases new “Sideguards Save Lives” factsheet

Bicyclist Eoin McGrory’s tragic collision with a trash hauling truck in early April triggered a fast response from the Walsh Administration on truck safety. With the passing of this ordinance, the City of Boston will lead the nation on truck safety.

The City of Boston took a big [...]

Brookline considers cycletrack on Route 9

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The Bike Union and a handful of volunteers took a big step with the Town of Brookline this week when they agreed to take a serious look at a cycletrack option for a small but important section of Route 9 in Brookline Village. After a couple months of back and forth, [...]

Bike Stories 3 - Sofia Morais from Denmark on Commonwealth Ave

City, BU resist protected bike lanes on Comm Ave

In the three years between 2010-2012, the seven blocks of Commonwealth Avenue from BU Bridge to Packard’s Corner in Allston were the site of 68 reported bike crashes. Around 21 young women and 47 young men, their ages averaging just over 23 years old, were bounced off car doors, run over by taxi cabs, and [...]

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Truck driver who fled fatal crash not charged

Another Massachusetts grand jury has refused to indict a truck driver for running over a cyclist, preventing any criminal trial for 41-year-old Ricky Prezioso who ran over 30-year-old Eoin McGrory on April 3 in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square. The development recalls the case of Alexander Motsenigos in 2013, wh

Eoin McGrory’s bike, crumpled by the [...]