Archive for May 2020

The Union Rider: May 2020

Statement on recent killings of black Americans We are saddened and outraged by the recent killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery in Minneapolis and Georgia. As these tragedies show yet again, not everyone enjoys equal freedom to move on our streets. While the BCU is most focused on improving safety on our streets for…

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Amid Economic Toll of COVID-19, Boston Cyclists Union and Wagner Foundation Launch Subsidized Bluebikes pass program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jon Terbush, Communications Director, Boston Cyclists Unionjterbush@bostoncyclistsunion.org, 860.466.0910 BOSTON, Mass. (May 27, 2020) — As the economic fallout from the coronavirus continues to unfold, the Boston Cyclists Union (BCU) and Wagner Foundation have partnered with Bluebikes to provide limited-income individuals with subsidized annual passes to Greater Boston’s bike-share program.  “The Boston Cyclist…

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Don’t let parking stop protected bike lanes on Mass Ave.!

Boston has plans to complete protected bike lanes this year on Mass Ave. between Melnea Cass Blvd. and Columbia Rd., but that could change due to last-minute concerns about the impact on parking from a few businesses. Here’s what you can do to convince the city to move ahead with these long-needed bike lanes:Email Councilors Baker…

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The Boston Bike Budget, and a people-first Northern Ave. Bridge

There are two opportunities this week to influence the future of Boston’s bike network and transportation budget, and we need your support on both fronts. Boston Bike Budget Critical funding to improve biking in Boston is on the line this Thursday when the Boston City Council’s Ways and Means Committee meets to discuss next year’s budgets (FY21)…

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A pivotal moment for biking in Boston

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is a critical time for biking in Boston — and for the Boston Cyclists Union as an organization. So as we join organizations around the world in participating in today’s #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re asking you to support our work to make Boston a…

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