Archive for November 2018

Support the bike community this #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is here! Will you help us raise critical dollars to advocate for better bike infrastructure and to provide community bike repair and education to those who need it most? GIVE TODAY! On the advocacy front, we’re fighting for safety improvements on the Craigie and Longfellow Bridges. And we’re campaigning for separated bike lanes on…

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A Car-Free Northern Ave. Bridge is Within Reach

The City of Boston is planning to rebuild the Northern Avenue Bridge to support rampant growth in the Seaport — and one proposed redesign would create a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists. Join us in urging the city to build a bridge to a sustainable future, not a car-choked past. Northern Avenue Bridge Project…

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Support Protected Bike Lanes on Tremont St.

This Wednesday the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will hold the second in a series of community meetings to plan a new design for Tremont Street from Melnea Cass to Herald St. In this meeting, 2-3 possible designs will be presented for feedback. Tremont St was chosen for redesign after two pedestrians were killed crossing the…

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Give early for a better bike network #GivingTuesday

All year we work hard to amplify your voice, creating the political pressure, political will, and political cover to create an environment to change the culture on our streets. Just last week, Bike Union executive director Becca Wolfson co-wrote this Boston Globe Op-Ed with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Cambridge Vice-Mayor Jan Devereux, on…

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Protecting and Encouraging Winter Bikers: The BCU Winter Riding Survey Results

“People who stop cycling as the winter comes mention two obstacles—no safe infrastructure, no winter maintenance—as the most important ones…Once there’s no proper cycling infrastructure nor winter maintenance, cycling through the year becomes an extreme sport.” ~ Timo Perälä, organizer of the Winter Cycling Congress There’s nothing that city or state officials can do about snowfall,…

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World Day of Remembrance, Sunday Nov. 18

Sunday is World Day of Remembrance. Will you join the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition in honoring victims of traffic crashes? World Day of Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 18 // 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Learn more + RSVP The day will begin with a ghost bike ceremony at 12:30 pm, followed by a vigil and silent march…

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