Archive for June 2020

Boston Bike Story: Genesis Perez

I started biking back in Guatemala when I was around six years old. I got into an accident where I broke an arm, so I never got back on a bike until this year.  Bluebikes has helped my commute, and my finances by allowing me to save some money. That’s most important to me during…

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URGENT ACTION: Curb policing + invest in communities

Tell City Council: Vote NO on the budget Over the past several years, our Boston Bike Budget campaign has led to significant changes to Boston’s transportation priorities. Now, we’re asking you to join us in supporting a different budget demand that could have critical street safety implications for Black Bostonians and people of color.  TODAY,…

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Speak up for protected bike lanes on the Arborway!

Big changes could finally come to the Arborway — but we need your help getting them on the ground. Next Wednesday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss next steps in the Arborway Parkway Improvements Project. Show up and speak up for protected bike lanes! Arborway Parkways Improvement Project…

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Recommendations for Boston’s Healthy Streets COVID Response

Below is the letter we, MassBike, LivableStreets Alliance and WalkBoston sent to Chief of Streets Chris Osgood regarding Boston’s Healthy Streets plan. June 16, 2020 Chris Osgood, Chief of Streets 1 City Hall Square, Room 603 Boston, MA 02201 Dear Chief Osgood, On May 12th, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented a plan to the…

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Act Now to Defund BPD + Change Policing in Vision Zero

The Boston Cyclists Union stands with local advocates and activists calling for dramatic changes to policing on our streets — some of which begin to address systemic racism in our transportation system.  We sent a forceful letter to Mayor Walsh today, along with LivableStreets and WalkBoston, calling for reforms to enforcement in Vision Zero; the defunding…

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