Posts by Bike Union Staff

The Union Rider: October 2021

I Bike, I Vote Election Day is Tuesday, 11/2.  Early voting is open in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. During early voting, you can cast a ballot at a select number of polling locations across the city. Voter guides — The MA Vision Zero Coalition has guides compiling responses from candidates in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville about where they stand on…

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🎂 Save the date: BCU 10th Birthday Bash

In December 2011, the Boston Cyclists Union officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. What an incredible decade of growth and progress it’s been! Please join us on Thursday, December 9 for a virtual celebration reflecting on the BCU’s first 10 years and looking forward to the next 10 years (and beyond!) of advancing our mission to…

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Sign the petition: Protected bike lanes on the Mass Ave Bridge

Massachusetts Avenue across the Harvard Bridge (commonly known as the “Mass Ave Bridge”) is one of the busiest bike routes in the region. It’s also one of the most dangerous. Although Boston and Cambridge have protected bike lanes at both ends, the state controls the bridge and has yet to follow suit. We’re determined to…

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Ask your legislators to pass e-bike legislation!

E-bikes have enormous potential to get more people on bikes and out of cars. However, they currently exist in a legal gray area in Massachusetts; we’re one of only 4 states with “problematic” legislation currently on the books, according to People for Bikes. Tomorrow, lawmakers are holding a hearing about legislation we support that would modernize…

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Speak up for traffic safety bills!

Wednesday, October 13th at 11am, the MA Legislature is holding a virtual hearing on a variety of traffic safety bills. The BCU and our partners in the MA Vision Zero Coalition will be testifying in support of and in opposition to various bills—and we need your help emphasizing to lawmakers which bills will positively impact street safety, and…

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The Union Rider: September 2021

Sign the petition for bike lanes on Charles Street We’ve been hitting the streets to build support among residents, businesses and visitors to Boston’s Charles Street for a 2-way protected cycle track (bi-directional bike lanes). Bikes make up 23% of all peak-hour traffic on Charles Street, yet there are five lanes for cars and none for…

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Speak up for bike lanes on Boston’s Cambridge Street

People on bikes make up 10 percent of all traffic on Cambridge St. during peak hours—yet this important connector has no safe, separated bike lanes. Will you help us add this key link to Boston’s bike network? The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is looking at improvements to Cambridge St. as part of the Connect Downtown project. Separated…

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Pledge to vote for a bike-friendly Boston

Local elections this year offer a golden opportunity to elect a new mayor in Boston committed to our vision for people-first streets To make that happen, we’re rallying Bostonians to do two things: Read our voter guide — Learn where Boston’s mayoral candidates stand on bike/transportation issues. If you want to dig even deeper, check out…

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The Union Rider: July 2021

Where local candidates stand on bike issues As a member of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, we once again produced a candidate questionnaire this election cycle to help voters understand where candidates stand on transportation issues. Responses from Boston’s mayoral and city council candidates are now live, and ones for Somerville and Cambridge are coming…

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Last chance: Take our supporter survey

With help from a team of graduate students at Brandeis, we created a survey to learn more about our network and followers. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to complete it so we can better understand how to serve your interests! The survey is only open through tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21.Can you spare a few minutes today…

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