Posts by Bike Union Staff

Tell DCR: Protect cyclists on your roadways

Last Thursday, we sent a powerful message to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) that we need more protected spaces for cyclists on our roads — and we need them now. Around 125 people stood ground on Fenway and Brookline Ave. to highlight the dangers of DCR’s unprotected bike lanes on those roads, proving…

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Boston Bike Story: David

When and why did you start biking? I am from Colombia, and there on Sundays they shut down the street and hundreds of people [Ed. note: Sometimes millions!] come to bike and walk. It’s like Memorial Drive here, but the Ciclovía there is a longer stretch and filled with more people. I started biking in…

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Speak Up For a Safer Memorial Drive That Puts People First

Plans to overhaul Memorial Drive, between the BU Bridge and Eliot Bridge, are moving along — and next Tuesday is your first chance to weigh in on the initial concept designs. Memorial Drive Greenway Improvements Phase III, Public MeetingTuesday, June 25 // 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Cafeteria102 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, MA…

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Boston Bike Story: Laura Sinclair

“I live in the South End and work in Hyde Park as an engineer. I started biking about 12 years ago, and enjoy the freedom and speed while traveling in the city. I just moved to Boston last fall, and am still figuring out routes through the city. I’m excited to get out and explore…

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Centre St. Needs Protected Bike Lanes and a Road Diet

There is clear and overwhelming support to make Centre St. safer for walking and biking, and next week you can weigh in on whether plans from the Boston Transportation Department would do enough to accomplish that goal. We are hopeful that, thanks to all of the grassroots organizing over the last few months, these plans…

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Boston Bike Story: David (and Micah)

“I’ve always been a bike commuter. I want a livable planet for my kids, and if more people bike it could help us get there. I think cars are great for some people and situations, but bikes are good for most. My family owns a car, but the bike has been my primary mode of…

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Boston Bike Story: Linda Alila

Why do you bike? I’ve been biking ever since I was a kid, and I started biking in Boston six years ago. Boston in the first city I’ve ever biked in. Weather permitting, I’ll commute on my bike from JP to Downtown Boston, and then I like to do some longer rides for fun. Driving…

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Speak up For a Car-Free Northern Ave. Bridge!

Last year, Boston unveiled several concepts for rebuilding and reopening the Northern Ave. Bridge, including one option for a car-free pathway. However, the City is now suggesting it will settle for a design that adds cars and private shuttle buses to the bridge, too. On Monday, join us in urging Boston to build a bridge to a more sustainable…

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