Posts by Bike Union Staff

Let’s make biking an issue in this year’s elections

Boston’s mayoral election this fall is a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of our streets — and we want your help ensuring that people who bike vote in big numbers. Join our next monthly Activist Group Meeting, and find out how you can get involved in our get out the vote campaign to elect…

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Urgent action: Fixing dangerous DCR-managed roads

Are you frustrated with the conditions on roads managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation? Do you wish they had physically separated bike lanes, more pedestrian crossings, slower vehicle speeds, and more green space for recreation and commuting? If so, today is a critical opportunity to weigh in! A special State commission run by the UMASS Donahue…

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Survey responses: Egleston Sq. Redesign

The Egleston Square redesign project will bring much-needed connections to businesses, homes, schools and green space via bicycle. We encourage you to get involved and share your feedback with the city! From December 2020 to April 2021, we canvassed residents, parents/teachers/students, and other stakeholders in Egleston Square to hear their visions for mobility and street…

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The Union Rider: May 2021

We had a blast engaging with so many of you throughout Bike Month! As a quick recap, in May the BCU and our local chapters: Held free pop-up bike repair events in Nubian Sq. and West Roxbury Rallied and rode with 150 people at our Build Back Bikeable event (see photos here) Worked with residents…

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Growth, progress and the exciting road ahead

As Bike Month comes to a close, we’re feeling inspired by all we accomplished together, and all the exciting work ahead. Will you donate to the BCU today to accelerate our progress?  Connecting with so many of you during Bike Month was a true joy, and a reaffirmation of why we do this work. We…

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Tell Boston: Invest in communities, not policing

The Boston Cyclists Union’s vision for “safe streets” goes beyond bike infrastructure and transit access. It also includes ensuring everyone—especially Black people and other people of color who are subjected to racism, violence and police brutality—feel safe traveling through every neighborhood of Boston. Today, one year after police in Minneapolis murdered George Floyd, we have an opportunity to…

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New BCU Board President and Vice President

Below is a letter from new BCU Board President Katie Theodoros As many of you know, Angela Johnson-Rodriguez, our outgoing Board President (and now President Emeritus) has just begun a doctorate program at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Go Angela! We were fortunate that Angela was able to continue in her role as president beyond December 2020 as…

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Take action for 10 more miles of bike lanes in Boston

Sign the Petition: #BostonBikeBudget Last year, our movement led Boston to add an unprecedented 6+ miles of new bike lanes. This year, we’re building support for Boston to go further: 10 miles of protected bike lanes in the next year, and 10 more the year after. Will you add your name to our petition for…

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Take two important actions for Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, an annual celebration since 1956 of everything great about bikes—and a time we look forward to every year when we get to connect with and grow our bike community! Check out our calendar of events below. (It is by no means exhaustive. If you have other events to share, let us…

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Union Rider: April 2021

Petition: 10 more miles ofbike lanes in Boston this year Exciting news: Mayor Janey’s first budget proposal includes many of the projects we’re asking for in our Boston Bike Budget. However, the mayor’s proposal has some notable omissions when it comes to bike projects, and falls short of the 10 miles of protected bike lanes we’re asking for this year.…

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