Archive for November 2010

Union’s first bike safety effort a success!

Big thanks to our generous hosts at the new Ibex Clothing Store on Newbury Street and sponsors Boloco Burritos and Harpoon Brewery for a super successful bike safety presentation in Back Bay late last month. On October 26, Union members Galen Mook and Charlotte Burger took a crowd of nearly 50 cyclists of all levels…

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City's first cycletrack to be installed this week!

The Boston Cyclists Union’s easiest piece of advocacy so far has been asking the city to consider a cycletrack on Western Avenue in Allston. When we asked the Boston Transportation Department’s Vineet Gupta this question, he quickly turned around and asked Harvard to design it. Shortly thereafter, Cambridge began its public design process on Western…

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Plans to improve Route 9 crossing have new legs

The crossing over Route 9 for cyclists traveling down the Emerald Necklace has been a point of contention for decades. And though we’re a new organization, many of us remember when illicitly added asphalt ramps were what got you over the median—until the city inadvertently scraped them off again during winter snowplowing. That’s why we’re…

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Missing Link now "Dorchester Coast Trail"

The first result of a new field project by Tufts Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning school to design a concept connecting the Harbor Walk to the Neponset Greenway has a sexy new name: The Dorchester Coast Trail. The 3-month effort involving a half-dozen graduate students will look at the area between the corner of…

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Columbia Road, fresh paint!

Little by little, piece by piece, a bike network is taking shape in Dorchester. Now joining Talbot Avenue is Columbia Road. Only the beginning pieces are being painted, but when complete, it will connect Franklin Park to Carson’s Beach, bringing us one baby step closer to reuniting the entire Emerald Necklace–a very long term goal…

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Eastie Bike to Market Day highlights food and fitness

Heading out to Eastie once a month to fix bikes has been a great way to connect with folks in the neighborhood, and it has also been an eye opener. Eastie bike advocates are fired up! Last Thursday for instance, thanks to the excellent crew at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, our regularly scheduled…

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Breakthrough on Missing Link path in Dorchester

The Missing Link project–which would create a bike path to connect the Neponset Greenway and the Boston HarborWalk along the Dorchester coast–was chosen this week as a field project for 2011 by the Tufts Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning school. The 3-month effort involving a half-dozen graduate students will look at the area between…

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