Show up, Speak up for cycletracks on JP's Arborway!

A rendering of a possible Bikeway for Everybody on The Arborway in Jamaica Plain. Rendering created by the Bike Union.

Since 2011, the Bike Union has helped lead local residents and other orgs to reconnect the Emerald Necklace for bicycles. Over the past 4 years, the coalition has successfully promoted an at-grade solution for the [...]

New Pearl Street design under attack in Cambridge

Cambridge’s innovative plan will include a bike lane during the day and parking during the night, but only if you defend it. Forward this email to your friends in Cambridge NOW.

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By Joe Poirier

As of the beginning of last month, it looked as though a new design being put [...]

Summer St Cycletrack questioned by waterfront advisory group

Write a letter by Dec. 31!

A rendering of the future cycletrack on Summer Street, created by the Boston Cyclists Union.

By Alex Nenoupolos and Pete Stidman

Just days before its initial public comment deadline, the advisory group for the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan momentarily changed its tack and eliminated the long-planned Summer Street Cycletrack [...]

Comm Ave meeting attracts 130 despite flooding

Commissioner “reevaluating” design

A rendering of the future Commonwealth Avenue cycletrack created by the Boston Cyclists Union.

The BU Bikes Comm Ave public meeting on Dec. 9 was an unqualified success by most accounts, though city officials still have not committed fully to a cycletrack on Boston’s most dangerous thoroughfare.

Over 130 people shook off the pouring [...]

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, [...]

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