Posts by Bike Union Staff

Boston Bike Story: David

Christmas 1974, my father bought me and my brother a bike. We were crazy with the bike as kids. We would ride everywhere, and my father always told us to be careful with the bike, and to wear a helmet, when we were living in Puerto Rico. Then I came to the United States in…

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How to Stay Involved In 3 Big BTD Projects

This Spring, Mayor Walsh announced new funding for critical bike infrastructure we’ve long championed. With a couple of those projects set to move forward, and with another major project just getting underway, we wanted to update you on where our campaigns stand, and how you can play a role in steering them to successful outcomes.…

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Show your support for protected bike lanes on Tremont St.!

At last month’s Tremont St. Design Project public meeting, we scored an important victory when the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) revealed that the City’s preferred design for Tremont St. includes 3 critical safety features to calm traffic and make the street safer for walking and biking: A lane reduction, or “road diet,” along the corridor from…

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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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