Posts by Bike Union Staff

The Union Rider | September 2019

Biketoberfest 2019: Thursday, Oct. 17th Our annual fall party, Biketoberfest, is less than one month away! Do you have your tickets yet? Celebrate with your fellow cyclists, enjoy free food and drink (with the price of admission), and get down on the dance floor to live music from the Ideas Not Theories “Bicycle Orchestra.” As always, there will…

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Shape the future of Blue Hill Ave.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is kicking off a project to improve Blue Hill Ave., and they want to hear from you about what changes to make. This long-term project has the potential to impact everything about this important corridor — including how people travel here by bike. Blue Hill Ave. Transportation Action Plan MeetingWednesday,…

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Boston Bike Story: Paola y Antonia

En la bicicleta me siento libre. Empecé a andar en bicicleta a los 5 años en mi país, en Colombia. Uso la bicicleta para todo; es mi transporte. Mi hija y yo andamos a la escuela en el South End por bicicleta todos los días. Ella empezó a andar en bicicleta a los 3 anos…

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You’re invited to our annual fall party, Biketoberfest!

Food & drink, raffle prizes, a “bicycle orchestra” and more! We’ve been working hard all year to improve biking in Boston. Now, it’s time to celebrate — and we hope you’ll join us on October 17th to do just that at our annual bike bash, Biketoberfest! Biketoberfest 2019October 17th, 2019 // 6:30 p.m. – 9…

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Two chances to shape Mass Ave’s next bike lanes

Bike or walk Mass Ave. with BTD officials to show where improvements are needed! The Boston Transportation Department is moving ahead with plans to add bike lanes to Mass Ave., between Melnea Cass Blvd. and Columbia Rd. — and they want your feedback on how this project should take shape.  The BTD is hosting two…

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The Union Rider: August 2019

Vision Zero Candidate QuestionnaireWith local elections coming up this fall in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, get to know where candidates stand on important bike and road safety issues. As part of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, we surveyed city council and mayoral candidates about their personal transportation habits, plans for building out bike infrastructure, and…

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Boston Bike Story: Mary Ann Nelson, Roxbury

When and why did you start biking? I started biking back in the late ’70s. At that time, not too many people would be biking. I would ride my bike to high school. I was in the school band. I played the tuba and clarinet and carried both on the sides of my bike. I…

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Boston Bike Story: Vincent

When did you start biking, and why do you still ride? I learned how to ride a bike when I was little. I ride my bike now because it’s the best way to get to work in Downtown. Before, I tried to get to work in my car, but all that gave me was trouble.…

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A major victory on the Craigie Bridge — Help us keep winning!

This month, biking in Metro Boston got a whole lot safer with the implementation of separated bike lanes on the Craigie Bridge. This outcome is the direct result of us flexing our collective advocacy muscle — and we hope, in the afterglow of this milestone, you’ll consider giving to the Bike Union so we can continue fighting for more life-saving…

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