Archive for December 2019

Boston Bike Story: Angel

How did you start biking?  I started riding at a young age, about six years old. Most of the time, I’d ride around with my cousin. They’re the one that taught me [how to ride]. My favorite at the time were BMX bikes. My uncle taught me how to take apart bikes and put them…

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Allston I-90 project comments deadline: Thursday, Dec. 12

Speak up for better bike and transit connections! The federal environmental review for the I-90 project is beginning shortly, so this is the last chance to get your comments into the design process. Don’t miss this critical opportunity to influence the future of a massive project in the region! (You can read a detailed explainer on the I-90 project from StreetsblogMass here.) …

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Boston Bike Story: Gabriel Mendez, South End

Boston Cyclists Union: How did you start working as a messenger?  Gabriel Mendez: Well, I started working as a messenger in Colombia 7 years ago. Did you know that Bogota is the heart of biking in South America? [A massive open streets event called] Ciclovia started in Bogota 40 years ago! Bike Party also exists…

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Donate to the Bike Union and you could win a new bike!

Give a gift on #GivingTuesday, andyou may get a gift in return! Today is #GivingTuesday, and we need your help raising funds to transform Boston into the best bike city in America.  Every dollar you donate goes directly toward our campaigns to win better bike infrastructure and get more people on bikes. And as an…

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Broadway Bus/Bike Lanes Hearing

Critics of the new dedicated bus and bike lanes on Broadway are pressuring Somerville to reconsider the redesign and make more room for cars. If you want those bus/bike lanes to remain intact, then come out next Monday to share your thoughts with the City Council. Winter Hill Broadway Bus/Bike Lanes HearingMonday, December 9 || 6 p.m.City…

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Support bike riders like Cameron on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is here! Will you help us raise critical dollars to counter car culture and campaign for better bike infrastructure? Your contribution helps us fight for changes that make Metro Boston a safer, greener, more bike-friendly place to live. That means a gift to the Bike Union is also a gift to yourself. And…

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The Union Rider: November 2019

A victory for road safety at the State House On Monday, Gov. Baker signed a law banning the handheld use of cellphones while  tdriving. This “hands-free” bill was one of our top legislative priorities this year. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the State House for World Day of Remembrance on Nov. 17 (photos from that…

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