Posts by Bike Union Staff

Boston Bike Story: Jordan

I’ve been biking my whole life on Boston streets and I ride most days from Lower Mills to Roxbury for work. Riding makes me feel free. I used to be up on the sidewalk and only go into the street when I was following my dad, but now I know how to protect myself and…

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Make Dudley Square Safer for Bikes!

Dudley Square is a key connector for traffic entering and leaving Roxbury, but it currently lacks any bike facilities. That could soon change depending on how the city proceeds with plans to redesign everything from streetlights to sidewalks in the area — and you can help shape what it looks like. Dudley Square Design Project Public…

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Boston Bike Story: Barry

When did you start biking, and why do you bike? I started biking when I was a baby when my mother bought me a bike. I love riding bikes. It gets me around, and it’s free transportation. It keeps my limbs loose and flexible — they used to be so tight. It’s great exercise and…

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Boston Bike Story: Jay

I started biking with a group of friends when I was 14 and moved to Boston from Harlem, New York. We would ride BMX bikes, but really any type of bike. And now, I’m 23 and I’m still biking. I bike a lot in Downtown Crossing, and from there I go around the whole city.…

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There’s No Excuse For Ride-Hail Services To Block Bike Lanes

In February, we joined a coalition, led by the Somerville Bicycle Committee, calling on ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft to better train the drivers in, and ensure they follow, the rules of the road. Specifically, we asked that they address the persistent problem of drivers illegally obstructing bike lanes when picking up and dropping off…

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Tremont St. Businesses Support Protected Bike Lanes

In November, the Boston Transportation Department presented three concept designs for redesigning Tremont St. Out of the three, we prefer concept one because, as the only option to include protected bike lanes, it makes the most significant safety improvements for people biking and walking. By implementing a road diet (a reduction in vehicle travel lanes)…

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Boston Bike Story: Edwin & Francisco Johnson

In a first for the Boston Bike Story project, we’re spotlighting two riders this week: Edwin Johnson, and his son, Francisco. And in another first, we’re providing bilingual interviews so you can listen to Edwin tell his bike story in English or Spanish. In these interviews, you’ll hear about Francisco’s “super fast” bike, how his…

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Endorse the Cambridge Cycling Safety Ordinance!

The following action alert comes from our friends at Cambridge Bicycle Safety, and concerns a legally binding ordinance that, if passed, would require the City of Cambridge to build more protected bike lanes when making other street updates. Cambridge is leading the region on bike issues — there’s ample reason why it now outranks Boston among…

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