Archive for May 2012

Mayor’s late Casey comments could stir up trouble

Both the JP Patch and the JP Gazette posted headlines yesterday quoting the mayor as the latest bridge supporter, despite his administration’s tacit support of the project for the last 14 months. “Menino said sometimes people have to think outside the box and his vision would have the overpass being rebuilt with green space underneath…

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Bike tops in Rush Hour Race

By Nate Leskovic You may have known it in your heart, but there’s yet more solid proof that cycling is the fastest way to get around town this week. Cyclist Josh Zisson took the trophy in last week’s Rush Hour Race, a Boston Bike Week event that pitted cyclist, motorist and MBTA rider against each…

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Bike Week Events Galore!

It’s that time of year again, and Boston’s bike scene is exploding. All hands on deck this week as Boston’s bike scene comes together in all its variety to cash in on free pancakes, free bike repair, free talks, races, and pretty much everything under the sun. It’s also a great time contribute some volunteer…

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City seeks consensus on Rutherford Ave project

In a new development in the debate over the Sullivan Square Rutherford Avenue reconstruction project, the city unveiled a new option to build an underpass at Austin Street despite the fact that traffic volumes have taken a nose dive there and would likely decline even more after a series of stoplights are installed on the…

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Boston’s bike coordinator transition moves forward

As the city makes its way through the first month without Nicole Freedman leading Boston Bikes, there is good news about the prospects for her replacement and the long-term institutionalization of the bike behemoth she created. At a meeting between key bike advocates, Mayor Thomas Menino, interim bike coordinator Kris Carter, Chief of Policy Michael…

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