Posts by Bike Union Staff

Join our board, staff or core committees

We’re adding to our team. Want to get more involved? After growing our capacity to kick off 2021 (more on that below!) we’re already growing again. We’re now adding members to our board of directors, hiring for a couple of staff positions, and seeking to bring new voices to the volunteer committees that steer our work.…

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Sign up for the ride of a lifetime!

Bos/treal 2021 || August 14-19Boston, MA — Hero Islands, VT We’re excited to announce that registration will soon open for this year’s edition of Bos/treal! Bos/treal (Boss-tree-all) is a weeklong bike tour and fundraiser that benefits the BCU. In 2021, participants will ride about 300 miles over 4 days before spending two nights resting on the…

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The Union Rider: March 2021

Sign the petition: Boston Bike Budget All Bostonians deserve access to a network of connected, protected bike lanes — but Boston is not meeting its commitment to that goal. We’re calling on Boston to commit to adding 10 miles of protected bike lanes in the next year, and another 10 the year after. We need progress on the…

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Statement on the Murders of Asian-American Women in Atlanta

The BCU condemns last week’s mass murder of Asian-American women in Atlanta, which escalated a pattern of anti-Asian harassment and violence that has surged amid the pandemic.  We are deeply troubled, though sadly not surprised, by this deadly crime. Anti-Asian hate and stereotypes have a long and terrible history in America, and Asian women in…

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McGrath Highway could have protected bike lanes

Feedback deadline: Monday 3/8 MassDOT last week announced plans for improving McGrath Highway that would involve removing one traffic lane in each direction while adding buffered (not protected) bike lanes.  It’s an exciting proposal overall that will make McGrath safer ahead of longer term plans for a massive road reconstruction. However, there is still room for improvement…

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The Union Rider: February 2021

Learning session: Contra-flow Bike Lanes What are the benefits of “contraflow” bike lanes, and where can they be used to build out Boston’s bike network? Join us on Tuesday, March 9 to learn all about contraflow bike lanes from experts in the field and BCU staff/activists! Come with questions and ideas for BCU’s advocacy on…

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Build momentum for transportation legislation!

State lawmakers have proposed a number of important transportation bills this year, including ones to reduce crashes and fatalities, support e-bike growth, and address racism and inequities in traffic enforcement. This Friday, February 26th, is the first deadline for legislators to cosponsor bills. The more co-sponsors a bill has, the greater its odds are of passing. Here’s…

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Sign the petition: Advance Safe Streets in Somerville

A new advocacy group, Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS), has formed to push City leaders to honor the community’s shared values and stated commitments to safety, accessibility, equitable investment, and to mitigate the effects of climate change. We’re excited to get to work with this dedicated group of residents, parents, vulnerable street and sidewalk…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Boston Cyclists Union

With the BCU’s 10th anniversary coming up this summer, we’re feeling the love as we reflect on the movement we’ve built and the incredible people who’ve supported us along the way. In the spirit of this holiday of affection, we wanted to take a moment to say: We’re grateful for your support, and we love having you in…

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Sign the petition: Allston-Brighton Mobility Improvements

Boston’s Allston-Brighton Mobility Study presents a draft plan for improving transit, expanding the bike network and making streets safer for all modes. Comments on the draft plan are due by next Monday, February 15. There are two ways to provide feedback. Sign the petition from our partners in the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative, which lays out specifics…

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