Dear Marty Walsh and John Connolly,
On the eve of election day, the Boston Cyclists Union would like to thank you for the unprecedented attention you have given to better bicycling in Boston in a mayor’s race. Over the past few months, you have addressed our members at the Bike Union’s September 26th Annual Party [...]
You have played a huge part in the Bike Union’s efforts to make cycletracks a central issue in this Tuesday’s Boston Mayoral election. Most directly, you supported the collaborative effort from bike groups across the city to produce the questionnaire below (see it on video here).
But also, by supporting the Bike Union for the [...]
Boston’s 12 mayoral candidates are in an all out sprint to determine which two hopefuls will stride past the primary election. Two weeks ago, 10 members of the bike community put 10 questions to them-and so far, four campaigns have answered. Does their timely response indicate the amount of priority they will give bicycles in [...]
This is the question on every Boston cyclists’ tongue of late, and though as a 501c3 non-profit the Bike Union can’t straight endorse any one candidate, it can ask the questions that will help you make your personal decision.
Watch the 2013 Boston Mayoral Bike Questionnaire to sort out a crowded field.
Over the last five [...]
Since 2008, the City of Boston has made adding bike lanes to our city streets a routine event, with lanes springing up everywhere from Dorchester to Allston and from East Boston to Mattapan. But bike lanes are only one tool in most cities’ toolboxes these days. Boston still has no contraflow bike lanes, which [...]
Thanks to a handful of dedicated Union members in Jamaica Plain who noticed an unannounced state repaving project on Morton Street late last month, there are now buffered bike lanes on part of Morton Street.
These new buffered bike lanes on Morton Street could easily be converted to cycletracks with the addition of plastic flexposts.
The City of Boston is proposing a two-way cycletrack around the Public Garden that could significantly cut down on injuries to cyclists and encourage more people to ride bikes. If you support the idea, sign the statement of support below and show up to the public meeting on Wed. Sept. 18.
Public Meeting for cycletrack [...]
Nomination Deadline: Mon. Aug. 19
Do you have skills that can help the Bike Union succeed in making Boston the best bike city in the country? Are you ready to dig in and build a small grassroots organization into a powerhouse with an organized network of bike leaders that take advantage of every possible opportunity in [...]
By Anna Flinchbaugh
Bike Union Intern
Anti-bike symbols at several entrances to the Boston Common not only renew an old debate, they send a very negative message about bicycles overall.
There are two complaints that come in more often than all the others, Boston Parks Commissioner Toni Pollak told a room full of bike organization leaders earlier this [...]
An artist’s rendering of how the trail’s entrance at Mattapan Square might look, including a new building that could house community programming.
Gov. Deval Patrick said last week that the state would spend $1.9 million to complete the design for several unfinished gaps in the Neponset Greenway and paths along the Dorchester coast Trail that, when [...]