Posts by Bike Union Staff

You’re Invited to Biketoberfest 2018

It’s time once again for Biketoberfest, the Bike Union’s annual party and fundraising bash, and you’re invited to join us and 300 of your favorite and future bike friends for this night full of food, fun, drinks and dancing!

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Shape the Future of Mobility in Allston/Brighton!

Boston is kicking off a project to identify potential improvements impacting all modes of mobility in the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods, and they want your help outlining the study’s scale. As a first step in that process, the Boston Planning & Development Agency will host a meeting on Wednesday, September 12, to provide a general…

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Tell the State: Add Protected Bike Lanes to Day Boulevard!

William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston is unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a road safety audit, and changes are coming to address that problem. What those changes will look like is now up to you, as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are seeking public…

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Urge Lawmakers to Ban Distracted Driving

A bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving is stalled on Beacon Hill — and we need your support to convince lawmakers they can no longer punt on this life-saving measure. Massachusetts banned texting while driving in 2010, but did not prevent drivers from holding their phones for other purposes, such…

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Bos/tréal Turns Advocates into Adventurers

This post originally appeared on Practical Visionaries. It is reposted here with permission. You can read the original article here. By Liza Burkin “Our aim is to recruit bike commuters for the ride,” said Jon Ramos — Boston resident, architect, Team Dad, and co-creator of Bos/tréal, a bike ride from Boston to Montreal that raises funds…

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Tell City Council: The Strategic Bike Network Needs More Funding!

In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network Plan called for completing 21 miles of protected bike lanes by 2018. Yet now, five years later, Boston has built barely 6 miles of that promised network. In contrast, Minneapolis built more than 6 miles of protected bike lanes last year alone. Even more impressive, New York City built 25 miles of protected bike lanes last…

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