Archive for February 2014
Want to learn more about bike infrastructure?
Bubbling up out of the Bike Union Organizing Group’s brainstorms about how to build skills among the city’s bike advocates, Northeastern University is set to offer a workshop on Bicycling Infrastructure Planning and Design to all. The class will be taught by engineering faculty members Peter Furth, a member of the Organizing Group and contributing…Read More
Cambridge, Allston activists combine on Grand Junction Path
Taken from the BU Bridge looking into Allston. (Imagine a bike path on the left.) The Boston Cyclists Union is helping to bring together a couple of amazing activism groups on the subject of the Grand Junction Path. After introducing leaders in Allston and Cambridge, the Union helped invite bike leaders from around a tour…Read More
Transportation Transition Team presents to Mayor Walsh
Bicyclists have strong voices on Mayor Marty Walsh‘s transportation transition team. In addition to Bike Union Executive Director Pete Stidman, the team included Bike Union volunteer and public health specialist Jenny Molina, Jackie Douglas from LivableStreets, Wendy Landman from WalkBoston and others with an affinity for the pedal. The details of the plan are still under wraps as the administration…Read More
DCR reaches out, seeks to review snow & ice policies
Tuesday morning——after increasing pressure from Allston-Brighton Bikes, Southie Bikes, Bike Union volunteers and dozens of everyday riders posting to Facebook and Twitter——the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) paid a call to the Bike Union to invite the bike community to the table to discuss their snow & ice removal policies. “We most certainly respect…Read More
DCR slip highlights lack of de-icing treatment on bike-ped paths
On Sunday the UHub blog posted a chain of emails from several Department of Conservation and Recreation staff members that revealed a strain of anti-bicyclist thinking at the state agency. The following was written by a DCR employee described as a “higher higher up”: “Frankly, I am tired of our dedicated team wasting valuable time…Read More
Victory for Allstonians on Cambridge Street!
Thanks to the work of Allston-Brighton neighborhood activists (with longtime support from the Bike Union) and other advocacy groups, a new kind of cycletrack for Boston will be added to the Cambridge Street bridge over I-90 when it is reconstructed in the next year or two. It puts cyclists inside of a crash barrier at…Read More