Posts by Bike Union Staff

Boston Bike Story: Eliana Golding

How do you identify? I am a queer woman, I am white, I am a daughter, sister, pal, student, and I guess I’m an organizer. Those are the things that are important to me. Oh, man! I’m also Jewish!  I just love biking. And I also like, I don’t particularly identify with bike culture. I…

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Speak up for a safer Arborway!

After 25 years of disjointed planning processes and no meaningful progress on the ground, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) last month kicked off a new round of planning to improve the Arborway. The time is ripe for change, but we need your help holding the agency accountable to finally making meaningful improvements. Here’s what you…

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Boston Bike Story: Angel

How did you start biking?  I started riding at a young age, about six years old. Most of the time, I’d ride around with my cousin. They’re the one that taught me [how to ride]. My favorite at the time were BMX bikes. My uncle taught me how to take apart bikes and put them…

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Our vision for 2020 and beyond

Almost ten years ago, the Boston Cyclists Union formed when a group of people banded together to make Boston the best bicycle city in America. To position us for the next decade, this year we adopted a new Strategic Plan that reaffirms our commitment to safer biking for everyone. We’re ready for the road ahead —…

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How would you improve mobility in Allston/Brighton?

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is wrapping up a draft plan about where and how to improve mobility in the Allston/Brighton area for all modes of travel. With the plan scheduled for completion next spring, don’t miss next Monday’s open house where you can review and comment on the latest recommendations. Allston-Brighton Mobility Study:…

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Allston I-90 project comments deadline: Thursday, Dec. 12

Speak up for better bike and transit connections! The federal environmental review for the I-90 project is beginning shortly, so this is the last chance to get your comments into the design process. Don’t miss this critical opportunity to influence the future of a massive project in the region! (You can read a detailed explainer on the I-90 project from StreetsblogMass here.) …

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Boston Bike Story: Gabriel Mendez, South End

Boston Cyclists Union: How did you start working as a messenger?  Gabriel Mendez: Well, I started working as a messenger in Colombia 7 years ago. Did you know that Bogota is the heart of biking in South America? [A massive open streets event called] Ciclovia started in Bogota 40 years ago! Bike Party also exists…

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Donate to the Bike Union and you could win a new bike!

Give a gift on #GivingTuesday, andyou may get a gift in return! Today is #GivingTuesday, and we need your help raising funds to transform Boston into the best bike city in America.  Every dollar you donate goes directly toward our campaigns to win better bike infrastructure and get more people on bikes. And as an…

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Broadway Bus/Bike Lanes Hearing

Critics of the new dedicated bus and bike lanes on Broadway are pressuring Somerville to reconsider the redesign and make more room for cars. If you want those bus/bike lanes to remain intact, then come out next Monday to share your thoughts with the City Council. Winter Hill Broadway Bus/Bike Lanes HearingMonday, December 9 || 6 p.m.City…

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