Archive for February 2021

The Union Rider: February 2021

Learning session: Contra-flow Bike Lanes What are the benefits of “contraflow” bike lanes, and where can they be used to build out Boston’s bike network? Join us on Tuesday, March 9 to learn all about contraflow bike lanes from experts in the field and BCU staff/activists! Come with questions and ideas for BCU’s advocacy on…

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Build momentum for transportation legislation!

State lawmakers have proposed a number of important transportation bills this year, including ones to reduce crashes and fatalities, support e-bike growth, and address racism and inequities in traffic enforcement. This Friday, February 26th, is the first deadline for legislators to cosponsor bills. The more co-sponsors a bill has, the greater its odds are of passing. Here’s…

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Sign the petition: Advance Safe Streets in Somerville

A new advocacy group, Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS), has formed to push City leaders to honor the community’s shared values and stated commitments to safety, accessibility, equitable investment, and to mitigate the effects of climate change. We’re excited to get to work with this dedicated group of residents, parents, vulnerable street and sidewalk…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Boston Cyclists Union

With the BCU’s 10th anniversary coming up this summer, we’re feeling the love as we reflect on the movement we’ve built and the incredible people who’ve supported us along the way. In the spirit of this holiday of affection, we wanted to take a moment to say: We’re grateful for your support, and we love having you in…

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Sign the petition: Allston-Brighton Mobility Improvements

Boston’s Allston-Brighton Mobility Study presents a draft plan for improving transit, expanding the bike network and making streets safer for all modes. Comments on the draft plan are due by next Monday, February 15. There are two ways to provide feedback. Sign the petition from our partners in the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative, which lays out specifics…

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Speak up to keep State Street’s new bike lane!

Last summer, Boston widened sidewalks and put a protected bike lane on State Street. However, those changes were only a pilot, or test project — and now, Boston is asking the public whether the changes should stay or go. Part of Boston’s “Healthy Streets” plan to adapt to the pandemic, these improvements arose from longstanding…

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An exciting moment for our mission

Several recent developments could provide huge opportunities for us in 2021. Mayor Walsh is expected to join the Biden administration, opening the door for a new leader with a bolder vision for biking. At the state level, MassDOT’s top executive, Stephanie Pollack, is also headed to D.C. And speaking of the federal government, you may…

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