Archive for January 2019

Boston Bike Story: Tea Su

I’ve been biking my whole life. I used to bike to school when I was in middle school and college. Where I grew up in China, people would bike together and take the street because there were no bike lanes. When I came to America, I took my folding bike on the plane because I…

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Shape MassDOT’s Plan to Give Biking Equal Priority to Driving

MassDOT is seeking input through the end of the month on their newly released Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan, a comprehensive guide to future development that aims to “reverse the decades-long practice of prioritizing automobile travel over all other modes by granting people biking the same level of importance as drivers in planning, design and maintenance…

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Craigie Bridge Bike Lanes: Deadline to Demand Physical Separation

Last month, we convinced MassDOT to rethink old ideas for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Will you help us now hold MassDOT accountable for developing a safer plan? Though MassDOT has so far presented only two restriping options — neither of which includes protected bike lanes —the agency has requested public feedback and said it will…

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“Bike-lane Fever” Isn’t Breaking, Despite Globe Columnist’s Claims

Jeff Jacoby’s message in this week’s Globe editorial, “Is the bike-lane fever breaking?” is not only inaccurate, it’s pro-congestion. Never mind the cherry-picked “facts” Jacoby uses to paint a misleading picture of declining bike ridership. He completely ignores that we are in the midst of a congestion crisis — and it’s getting worse. Car commuters…

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Introducing: The Boston Bike Story Project

Too often, we see bicyclists portrayed as a singular, homogenous entity. Whether it’s the media bemoaning an “all-powerful bike lobby,” or elected officials shrugging off bike issues as serving only an entitled few, this mischaracterization is unfortunately entrenched in the public consciousness. Yet while the demographics of who rides doesn’t mirror the population at large,…

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