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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]