Archive for December 2010

The real story on Charlestown's bike lane removal

From director Pete Stidman, The recent removal of the bike lane in Charlestown has been largely misunderstood and poorly reported in the biking blogosphere. A more accurate account has been published at Charlestown Patch, and I give some details on the situation on the ground below. But most importantly, I would like to ask my…

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New "Ashmont Cycles" bike shop headed to Dorchester!

Yet another sign of an upsurge in cycling! Dorchester will soon have a new full-service bike shop! Dorchester resident Jack Pelletier has signed a lease at 551 Talbot Ave and plans to open his doors to business in time for the spring season, possibly in March. “I’ve often thought that the neighborhood needs a bike…

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Old RR bridge over Neponset to get bike and ped upgrade

A 1917 bridge that formerly carried trains over to the old Walter Baker Chocolate Factory is getting a makeover and a new life! Instead of heavy cargo, the bridge will soon be carrying cyclists and pedestrians between the lovely Lower Mills neighborhood and the Neponset River Greenway. When complete (estimated by fall 2011), the construction…

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Boston's first cycletrack comes to Allston!

Aren’t you glad there’s a bike union? Without the Boston Cyclists Union influence, you’d be looking at a picture of just another bike lane right now. Actually you wouldn’t even be reading this, or getting these emails. But you are, the Union exists and there it is, one of the most progressive bikeways the city…

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