Letter from the Vision Zero Coalition to Mayor Walsh

On May 16th, 2017, City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was interviewed on WGBH radio. In the wake of the recent fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Rick Archer on Comm Ave and an uptick in pedestrian fatalities in Boston and nationwide, Mayor Walsh urged people who walk and bike in the city to take more personal […]

Help us get this massive Vision Zero safety bill passed by the state legislature!

The Bike Union, along with our partners in the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition including MassBike, Livable Streets Alliance and WalkBoston, have been working with State Legislators, led by Senator Brownsberger and others, to file a road safety omnibus bill!

The bill, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, would take a number of steps to improve safety for […]

Duck Boat Safety Legislation Signed into Law!

After passing in the House and Senate, a bill that mandates several safety changes to Duck Boats was signed into law by Governor Baker last Thursday afternoon!  Starting April 1, 2017 all amphibious vehicles (duck boats) will have to have two operators — a driver and someone separate to give tours.  Additionally, the law requires cameras and […]

Safety Win! Left Turns Banned in Inman Square

The City of Cambridge has moved forward with a plan to ban all left turns in Inman Square, a step the Bike Union advocated for in order to make the intersection safer for all users.  This is one of several “rapid response” interventions Cambridge is implementing after the fatal crash in Inman that took the […]