Posts by Bike Union Staff

Where Local Candidates Stand on Bike Infrastructure and Safer Roads

“I Bike, I vote” — Election season is upon us! With local elections this fall, it’s important that voters know where candidates stand on issues related to biking, walking, and transit so they can make informed decisions when they cast ballots. Good news: You can find all that information right here through the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition’s…

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Show your support for a safer Centre St in West Roxbury

On June 20, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented plans at a packed public meeting to improve safety on Centre St by reducing driving lanes (creating a “road diet”) and adding protected bike lanes, among other features. Road diets are a proven safety measure that reduce conflicts between pedestrians and cars, slow down driving speeds, and improve visibility for…

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Boston Bike Story: Jamilah

How did you start biking? I was able to ride a bike at 4 years old. My dad taught me. Now, I mostly find myself biking recreationally. I just feel if I commute to work on a bike I might be late. Do you see any changes lately with biking in the city? There are…

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Mayor Walsh’s Laudable Proposal to Better Regulate Ride Hailing

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft increase congestion and siphon away riders — and revenue — from mass transit in cities everywhere, according to multiple studies. Boston is no exception, where a new report says these kinds of transportation network companies (TNCs) cost the MBTA $20 million per year. As cities continue to grapple with…

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Boston Bike Story: William Del Valle

When did you start biking?A long time ago, 40 years ago. I would find bicycles in the trash and fix them up. That’s how I am still able to fix bikes today. I’m at the local bike shop. What’s your experience with bike safety? There will be open [car] doors, so you have to be a…

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Speak up for a Safer Powder House Blvd.!

Since 2017, the City of Somerville has undergone a process to determine a new design for Powder House Blvd. to coincide with repaving this past spring. Although Somerville initially said they had not heard enough demand for separated bike facilities, after a woman was killed while walking there in February the city agreed to revisit…

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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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