WinterBiker campaign to bear fruit in summer & fall

DCR Commissioner Jack Murray met with representatives from several bike groups and WalkBoston last month, and welcomed new ideas for improving bicycling conditions on major bike routes.

The frenzy of social media posting that was the #WinterBiker campaign in February is setting the stage for some big improvements for cyclists come fall. Last month the Bike [...]

A chance for transformation in Allston

First public meeting next week

The area to be reconfigured. The Pike will be straightened into the Beacon Park Rail Yard (bottom) and its on- and off- ramps reconfigured, opening up more than 60 acres to development and offering opportunities for cycletracks on Cambridge Street and a new bike path connecting three major college campuses.

Will [...]

Boston selected for national project to create cycletracks

A rendering of what a two-way cycletrack might look like on Arlington Street, next to the Public Garden.

The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project has selected Boston as one of six new U.S. cities to join its intensive two-year program to build protected bike lanes. Boston will receive financial, strategic and technical assistance to create protected [...]

Want to learn more about bike infrastructure?

Bubbling up out of the Bike Union Organizing Group’s brainstorms about how to build skills among the city’s bike advocates, Northeastern University is set to offer a workshop on Bicycling Infrastructure Planning and Design to all.

The class will be taught by engineering faculty members Peter Furth, a member of the Organizing Group and contributing [...]

Cambridge, Allston activists combine on Grand Junction Path

Taken from the BU Bridge looking into Allston. (Imagine a bike path on the left.)

 The Boston Cyclists Union is helping to bring together a couple of amazing activism groups on the subject of the Grand Junction Path. After introducing leaders in Allston and Cambridge, the Union helped invite bike leaders from around a tour of [...]

Transportation Transition Team presents to Mayor Walsh

Bicyclists have strong voices on Mayor Marty Walsh‘s transportation transition team. In addition to Bike Union Executive Director Pete Stidman, the team included Bike Union volunteer and public health specialist Jenny Molina, Jackie Douglas from LivableStreets, Wendy Landman from WalkBoston and others with an affinity for the pedal.

The details of the plan are still under wraps as the administration assesses [...]

DCR reaches out, seeks to review snow & ice policies

“I’m Alletta heading to class. Biking year round is normal where I’m from.” Shot by Organizing Group member Galen Mook of Allston-Brighton Bikes.

Tuesday morning——after increasing pressure from Allston-Brighton Bikes, Southie Bikes, Bike Union volunteers and dozens of everyday riders posting to Facebook and Twitter——the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) paid a call to [...]

DCR staffer slip highlights lack of de-icing treatments on bike-ped paths

A winter cycling photo uploaded to the Union’s Facebook page by member Alfred Gadway as part of a campaign to get the DCR to change their snow & ice removal policies.

On Sunday the UHub blog posted a chain of emails from several Department of Conservation and Recreation staff members that revealed a strain of [...]

Victory for Allstonians on Cambridge Street!

Thanks to the work of Allston-Brighton neighborhood activists (with longtime support from the Bike Union) and other advocacy groups, a new kind of cycletrack for Boston will be added to the Cambridge Street bridge over I-90 when it is reconstructed in the next year or two. It puts cyclists inside of a crash barrier at [...]

Boston's big op

Huge turnout at a public meeting for Cambridge St. improvements in Allston.

Your support of the Bike Union, Boston Bikes and similar efforts in Greater Boston have given our city the seventh fastest growing mode share for bike commuters, according to a new USPIRG report. Boston’s Bike to work mode share is growing faster than in [...]