Archive for May 2017
Who Bikes Boston? Claiming Your Identity in Boston's Bike Culture.
NOTE: This is the first of six guest blog posts with reflections on Boston’s first Neighborhood Bike Forum. The forum was held on April 29th in Dudley Square, Roxbury. It was sponsored by Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! a partnership between The Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Alliance for Community Health, together with Boston Cyclists Union, Transportation for…Read More
A month of bike advocacy: from Make Way for Bike Lanes to the Ride for Ricky & Transportation Department Budget Hearing
Last month, nearly 300 people with bicycles gathered in Copley Square on a Sunday afternoon. After a short rally on the steps of Trinity Church, they pedalled down Boylston Street towards the Public Garden, a park surrounded by 4-lane, one-way roads that at times function more like highways than like city streets. For an…Read More
LETTER TO THE MAYOR
On May 16th, 2017, City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was interviewed on WGBH radio. In the wake of the recent fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Rick Archer on Comm Ave and an uptick in pedestrian fatalities in Boston and nationwide, Mayor Walsh urged people who walk and bike in the city to take more personal responsibility.…Read More
Another preventable tragedy: It's time to act. Join us in mourning and protest on Wednesday!
Dear members and friends, As many of you know, one week ago, we lost a member of our community. While riding home through the Back Bay, Rick Archer, 29, was struck by a car recklessly speeding down Comm Ave. From all accounts, Rick was a thoughtful, creative, caring person whose early departure has left a large…Read More