Archive for September 2010

Things looking up at 'Safety Summit follow-up'

A few dozen cycling advocates enjoyed a positive vibe at City Hall last night, as Boston bike czarina Nicole Freedman and several state and city department representatives listed off their bike-related accomplishments since April. Even outside the hall cyclists are buzzing about new bike lanes here and there—most recently on S. Huntington Ave—but this meeting,…

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HarborBike–a new Union priority!

The Union takes its role of creating new cyclists seriously, and technically, a Union really can’t do that on its own–which is why we emphasize creating safe bike routes for families. To this end, and thanks to the imagination and persistence of Union organizing committee member Peter Furth, we bring you: HarborBike: A proposal to…

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It's happening… everywhere!!!

The city of Boston’s Department of Public Works has been busy this month, and a lot of the Union’s work is bearing fruit, as is that of our neighborhood bike groups. Bike lanes and sharrows are appearing all over Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester. Last week, Roxbury got its first bike lane on part of…

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Zipcar donates car time, offers discount to BCU members

Early in August we were stuck. All the cars we normally borrow to haul our tune up stands around were either taken or in the shop. So someone—let’s just say someone super-awesome who has supported us from the very beginning—got the brilliant idea to call up Zipcar. It made good sense. Bikers like Zipcar because…

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