Posts by Bike Union Staff

Two ways to get more bike lanes in Boston right now

In July, Boston added temporary bike lanes Downtown and on Cummins Highway to support safe mobility during the pandemic. We’re now campaigning for Boston to expand on this initial effort — and to use short-term fixes toward permanent improvements.  Here’s how you can help make that happen: 1) Take a BTD survey— In just a few…

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BCU Board Transition: New President Angela Johnson-Rodriguez

Last week, Steven Bercu stepped down from his role as Boston Cyclists Union (BCU) Board President, and handed the reins to now-former BCU Board Vice President Angela Johnson-Rodriguez. (Katie Theodoros, a Board member since May 2019, was voted in as the new Board VP.) Below are statements from both Angela and Steve about the transition. Combined,…

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The Union Rider: July 2020

Boston installs first “Healthy Streets” pop-up bike lanes Last week, Boston finally installed pop-up bike lanes downtown as part of the city’s “Healthy Streets” pandemic response. (The city also added pop-up bike lanes on Cummins Highway to test a long-term safety solution there; Cummins was not included in Boston’s original Healthy Streets plan.) Now that temporary infrastructure is in…

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Speak up for bus + bike improvements on Columbus Ave.!

Dedicated bus and bike lanes could come to Columbus Ave. — and your support can get both on the ground soon. Today, attend one of two virtual meetings with the Boston Transportation Department, and speak up in favor of 1) dedicated bus lanes, and 2) protected bike lanes between Jackson Square and Walnut Ave.! Columbus…

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Cambridge Shared Streets Feedback Deadline: THIS FRIDAY

Cambridge is accepting feedback through this Friday, July 17, on the first phase of its “Shared Streets” response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can comment in as little as one minute via the city’s form here. Speak up now in favor of more changes that will help people safely get where they need to go! In addition to…

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Tell Your Senator: Act Now to Fund Better Transportation!

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated longstanding problems with Massachusetts’ transportation system — and legislation to address the crisis is now pending in the State Senate. The Senate will debate and vote on the Transportation Bond Bill this Thursday, July 16. Take 2 minutes today to tell your senator: Act NOW to improve transportation! The Senate bill…

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Joint Statement: Arborway Parkways Improvements Project

Below is a joint letter the BCU, LivableStreets Alliance and WalkBoston sent to the Department of Conservation and Recreation regarding the Arborway Parkways Improvement Project. For more about that project, head here. Department of Conservation and RecreationOffice of Public Outreach251 Causeway St 6th FloorBoston, MA 02114 CC: Senator Chang-Diaz, Representative Nika Elugardo, Representative Liz Malia,…

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Get Involved: Western Avenue Corridor Study + Rezoning

With Allston-Brighton experiencing significant growth in recent years, Boston is preparing for big changes along Western Ave. — including the potential for protected bike lanes.  Next Tuesday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the Western Avenue Corridor Study, and to hear feedback from the public. This is a great opportunity…

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Arborway Improvements: Feedback due FRIDAY

With the Arborway Parkways Improvement Project just getting underway, now is a crucial opportunity to shape this project’s goals — including whether it will aim to complete the Emerald Necklace with protected bike lanes. You have until THIS FRIDAY (July 10) to tell the Department of Conservation and Recreation what you want to see done with the Arborway. You can…

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The Union Rider: June 2020

COVID Streets Plans Boston, Cambridge and Somerville have all released plans for adapting streets and sidewalks in response to the pandemic. Learn more about each plan here: Boston Cambridge Somerville We are frustrated that after announcing plans in late May for a bike network expansion, Boston has yet to show results on the ground. We are also…

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