Posts by Bike Union Staff

Shape the future of the Arborway!

On January 20, DCR presented four alternative designs for the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. We have reviewed the designs extensively with BCU supporters, other advocacy organizations and area-residents who walk, bike and move through here on various modes and have the following suggestions to make the Arborway as safe, accessible and park-like…

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Speak up for a safer Arborway!

On Thursday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will unveil proposals for permanent changes to the Arborway that could complete the missing bicycle link in the Emerald Necklace between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. We need your help to show DCR there is support for moving this project forward—show up and speak up! Arborway Parkways Improvement…

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An opportunity to improve biking by Carson Beach and UMASS Boston

Next Monday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will hold a virtual meeting about the Dorchester Bay City project, a massive residential/commercial development proposed for 200 Mount Vernon Street. Specifically, this meeting will be about “transportation, infrastructure, sustainability and resiliency.”  The streets leading to the new project include some that are very challenging and stressful…

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The Union Rider: December 2021

Thank you for another great year As we close the book on 2021, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all we accomplished together this year. With your support, we: Reached 750+ Bostonians through our electoral organizing and education drive. (We’ve already seen the impact of this work with Mayor Wu’s appointment of long-time streets…

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The Union Rider: November 2021

We did it! Protected bike lanes on Mass Ave Bridge You spoke, and MassDOT listened: The agency is using cones to pilot protected bike lanes and a vehicle lane reduction on the Harvard Bridge (aka Mass Ave Bridge) this winter, with more robust changes expected next spring.  This is an enormous advancement for road safety,…

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The Union Rider: October 2021

I Bike, I Vote Election Day is Tuesday, 11/2.  Early voting is open in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. During early voting, you can cast a ballot at a select number of polling locations across the city. Voter guides — The MA Vision Zero Coalition has guides compiling responses from candidates in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville about where they stand on…

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🎂 Save the date: BCU 10th Birthday Bash

In December 2011, the Boston Cyclists Union officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. What an incredible decade of growth and progress it’s been! Please join us on Thursday, December 9 for a virtual celebration reflecting on the BCU’s first 10 years and looking forward to the next 10 years (and beyond!) of advancing our mission to…

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Sign the petition: Protected bike lanes on the Mass Ave Bridge

Massachusetts Avenue across the Harvard Bridge (commonly known as the “Mass Ave Bridge”) is one of the busiest bike routes in the region. It’s also one of the most dangerous. Although Boston and Cambridge have protected bike lanes at both ends, the state controls the bridge and has yet to follow suit. We’re determined to…

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Ask your legislators to pass e-bike legislation!

E-bikes have enormous potential to get more people on bikes and out of cars. However, they currently exist in a legal gray area in Massachusetts; we’re one of only 4 states with “problematic” legislation currently on the books, according to People for Bikes. Tomorrow, lawmakers are holding a hearing about legislation we support that would modernize…

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Speak up for traffic safety bills!

Wednesday, October 13th at 11am, the MA Legislature is holding a virtual hearing on a variety of traffic safety bills. The BCU and our partners in the MA Vision Zero Coalition will be testifying in support of and in opposition to various bills—and we need your help emphasizing to lawmakers which bills will positively impact street safety, and…

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