Archive for April 2011

City intent on Mass Ave bike lane, but challenges ahead

Over 150 people showed up to last Thursday’s public hearing “to assess public interest” in a bike lane on Mass Ave, almost all of them cyclists. The room was so enthusiastic that the city’s consultant, Nick Jackson of Toole Design Group, got a rare treat while describing the beginnings of a new design for the…

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If you tweet, tweet #BostonBikeNews!

By Patrick Kelleher-Calnan Do you tweet? Thinking about using Twitter? The Union has come up with a way that we can all share what’s going on with cycling in the city in real time. The basic idea is that we all (you, us, everyone) keep the community connected and informed by using the hashtag #BostonBikeNews…

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New Forsyth Way Plan aids "World Series Path" vision

By Joe Connolly Union member and professor of civil engineering at Northeastern University Peter Furth has won yet another small victory for cyclists. If a proposed redesign of Forsyth Way in the Fenway neighborhood is approved by the state, an important link in Boston’s Emerald Necklace will not only be more bike friendly, but better…

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Decision making process on Casey Overpass begins

The first meeting of a MassDOT appointed working group that will help determine a future replacement of the Casey Overpass started off a little rough last week, with a handful of groups (including the Boston Cyclists Union) left asking to be included in the process. The union has nominated Bob Dizon of JP Bikes to…

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