Posts by Bike Union Staff

Shape the Future of Mobility in Somerville

On Wednesday, there will be two public meetings about projects with the potential to reshape Somerville — and dramatically improve the convenience and safety of bicycling — for years to come. If you live in Ward 6 or 7, or bike on Powder House Blvd., please consider attending the Powder House redesign meeting (info below)…

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Widening the Somerville Community Path

Once completed, the Somerville Community Path Extension (CPX) will form a key link in the region’s bike network and, as a result, will see strong usage from people biking and walking. Yet the state’s plans call for creating a multi-use path that is only 10 feet wide — narrower than the width state and federal…

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Boston Bike Story: Reynaliz Herrera

I guess I have two stories. One is biking, and one is making music with bicycles. The first time I rode, I was 6 or 7 in Mexico, but I didn’t have experience biking more until I was in Boston. Where I grew up, in Monterey, Mexico, there is no biking culture. I came to…

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The Mystic River Needs a Bike- and Pedestrian-Only Bridge

Massachusetts is exploring the possibility of a bike- and pedestrian-only bridge between Somerville and Everett across the Mystic River. This bridge holds enormous potential to promote multimodal travel in a rapidly growing area, and to serve a high volume of foot and bike traffic every day. However, the state is considering narrowing the bridge from…

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Boston Bike Story: Cameron

My first bike was a Huffy, and it was black. I started customizing it and doing tricks, and have been biking ever since. I like to bike because it’s a great way to exercise and get your cardio. There’s nothing better than getting somewhere on your own strength, and it cuts down on pollution. That’s…

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You spoke. Boston is listening.

Thank you to everyone who rode with us Sunday for the Glacial Pace Rally and Ride! It was ~cool~ to see so many of you join us as we called on Mayor Walsh to pick up the pace when it comes to building a safe, separated bike network. Boston is listening — but we need…

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Bike Month Giveaway & Member Drive

Help us reach our goal of 500 donations this month, and you could win a $1,500 upgrade to your bike. In celebration of Bike Month, we’re offering the opportunity to win a Copenhagen Wheel — the electric wheel that transforms any bike into a pedal-assist joy machine — to anyone who makes a gift of…

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Boston Bike Story: Chavella Lee

When did you start biking, and where do you typically go? My mother began to teach me to ride without training wheels when I was 5, but her pregnancy with my younger sister was very demanding and she wasn’t able to finish my lessons. I learned how to bike when I was 10 years old.…

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Demand a Safer Craigie Bridge Design

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will present new plans for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Join us in insisting those plans include physical separation for cyclists! Safety Improvements on the Charles River Dam Road / Craigie Bridge Wednesday, May 1 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Museum of Science, Cahners Theater (1 Science Park…

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West Roxbury launches local bike committee

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the newest local bike group in the Boston area: The West Roxbury Bicycle Committee. Founded by Bike Union member and West Roxbury resident, Ben Wetherill, this group is intended to provide a local presence in West Roxbury and to advance projects for road safety and better bikeways…

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