The Boston Cyclists Union's BIKETOBERFEST!

Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Armory in Somerville

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It’s been a wonderfully hot summer filled with many things bike advocacy. It’s that time of year to bring summer to a close and gear up for the fall with a great celebration of the Boston Cyclists Union’s work this year and what is […]

A letter from the Executive Director: Time to pass the torch!

Riding on the Dunsmuir St. cycletrack in Vancouver during the Global Velo-City Conference in 2012.

The Boston Cyclists Union’s first five years have shown amazing growth, culminating in some incredible achievements fixing bikes and fixing streets. The Union played a significant role in bringing the City of Boston from worst cycling city in the country […]

Celebrate Boston's biggest cycletrack yet

A rendering of the innovative new Connect Historic Boston “Bike Trail” a.k.a. cycletrack coming to Causeway Street near TD North Garden.

Way back in September of 2010 the Bike Union sent a comment letter to the city on a 25% design for Causeway Street in Boston. It suggested for the first time the concept of […]

A Magic May and a new mission

Bike Union volunteers taught bike repair for free to help attract more attention to the Go Boston 2030 Visioning Lab–which is creating a new transportation plan for Boston.

It’s a pleasant trick of nature that the first month of fair weather biking in Boston is also a time when the fall and winter’s labors produce […]

What bikers should know about car insurance

Attorney Darin Colucci

By Attorney Darin Colucci

Should someone who bikes ever have to think about car insurance? If you’re lucky you’ll likely never have to deal with it in your lifetime. But for the unlucky few who have to drive now and then or are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, knowing all […]

Comm Ave cycletrack serves as kickoff for Vision Zero in Boston

The morning after his staff received a standing ovation for their safety-centric redesign of Commonwealth Ave in Allston, Mayor Marty Walsh held a press conference to tie the project into a much broader initiative: Vision Zero.

Mayor Marty Walsh kicked off Boston’s first Vision Zero initiative this morning in the Eagle Room at City Hall. […]

New Arborway cycletrack could transform Boston

Send your comments to DCR to make it real

A new plan for the Arborway would transform dangerous rotaries into roundabouts with safe crossings and bike paths.

Last Thursday the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) took a dramatic new step forward for people who bike, for Jamaica Plain and Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system, and […]

Boston moves toward cycletracks on Commonwealth

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A remaining challenge will be ensuring the cycletrack reaches all the way to the intersection with the BU Bridge, as depicted here. Illustration created by a Bike Union volunteer.

One of the most challenging campaigns Boston’s bike advocate community has ever taken on is now benefitting from a […]

Somerville's Doug Johnson starts as Community Organizer

New position at the Union is about engaging more volunteers and members in the Union’s work

The Bike Union’s new Community Organizer Doug Johnson, speaking at the Annual Spring Kickoff in 2014. Photo by Jon McCurdy.

The Bike Union is looking forward to a banner year for its programs and advocacy campaigns thanks to the addition […]

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 […]