Archive for November 2011

Misinformation abounds on Casey Overpass Project

A special message from the executive director Pete Stidman.  Not every one of our readers knows this, but just a year before I helped found the Bike Union I was working late nights as the news editor at the highly regarded Dorchester Reporter newspaper, a job I had a passion for and held for two…

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Coming Soon: A safer Massachusetts Avenue

As promised, the Boston Transportation Department is set to remove 71 parking spaces and install a bike lane along Massachusetts Avenue between Symphony and the Charles River in the next few weeks before the frost sets in. The Boston Herald is talking of war again, but of course a greater peace for everyone is the…

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Brownsberger introduces bikes in crosswalks bill

Inspired by a need first cited by a column by lawyer Andrew Fischer in the Boston Cyclists Union’s Union Rider newsletter last year, state Rep. William Brownsberger has introduced a new piece of legislation that takes a shot at giving bicyclists who cross streets from bike paths and greenways greater protection. The proposed state law…

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New report on MassDOT's funding crisis

The Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA) coalition released a report last month on the massive debts currently facing the Massachusetts transportation system. “Maxed Out: Massachusetts Transportation at a Financial Crossroads,” details the state’s long dependence on borrowed money to fund necessary projects while facing obstacles in the pursuit of new revenue streams for operations, maintenance and…

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