Posts by Bike Union Staff

Improving Warren St. from Dudley Square to Grove Hall

A project to expedite buses could benefit bicyclists, too The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is taking steps to improve Warren St. for all modes of travel, especially bus riders. When buses are more efficient, more people choose public transit over driving their cars or taking an Uber/Lyft. Getting more people on buses means less cars…

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The I-90 Megaproject Could Be A Boon For Biking

Massachusetts is undertaking a colossal construction project to reconfigure I-90 in Allston, which could mean big changes to bike facilities to and through this area, including the Paul Dudley White (PDW) path. Don’t miss your chance to engage in the public process around this transformative, far-reaching project! Here’s what you can do: Show up and speak…

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Celebrate Somerville’s New Protected Bike Lanes

Show support for these projects with a ride and rally! The Somerville Bicycle Committee and Somerville Bicycle Safety are co-hosting this event, which will herald the recent completion of the Beacon St. cycletrack, and the creation of a bus/bike lane and protected bike lanes on Broadway. The ride departs from the Whole Foods on Beacon…

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A Major Opportunity to Improve Boston’s Bike Network

The Southwest Corridor Extension Project Needs Your Input! Do you want to see a connected, low-stress bike network all the way from JP to the Longfellow Bridge? Then participate in Boston’s Southwest Corridor Extension Project! As you can see in the study area on the map below, the City is considering building out this bike network — while also…

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The Union Rider: October 2019

Read our new Strategic Plan The Boston Cyclists Union has grown significantly since 2015, when we last drafted a Strategic Plan. Much has changed about the state of biking in Metro Boston since then too. So this year, we developed a new Strategic Plan to reflect those changing dynamics and improve our ability to effect…

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There’s strength in numbers — and our numbers are growing

It’s with joy and gratitude that we can call last Thursday’s Biketoberfest a resounding success. At our annual party this year, we: Topped our fundraising goal and brought in more than $35,000 —  our largest tally ever  Met many new members and first-time attendees, a rewarding sign that our community (and clout) continue to grow…

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Two ways to support vital transportation legislation right now

Urge lawmakers to act on automated enforcement! On Tuesday, state lawmakers held a hearing about a bill that would greatly help municipalities enforce laws against dangerous driving. Will you help us pass this vital bill? The bill, An Act relative to automated enforcement (S1376), is one of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition’s top legislative priorities. It…

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The Union Rider | September 2019

Biketoberfest 2019: Thursday, Oct. 17th Our annual fall party, Biketoberfest, is less than one month away! Do you have your tickets yet? Celebrate with your fellow cyclists, enjoy free food and drink (with the price of admission), and get down on the dance floor to live music from the Ideas Not Theories “Bicycle Orchestra.” As always, there will…

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Shape the future of Blue Hill Ave.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is kicking off a project to improve Blue Hill Ave., and they want to hear from you about what changes to make. This long-term project has the potential to impact everything about this important corridor — including how people travel here by bike. Blue Hill Ave. Transportation Action Plan MeetingWednesday,…

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Boston Bike Story: Paola y Antonia

En la bicicleta me siento libre. Empecé a andar en bicicleta a los 5 años en mi país, en Colombia. Uso la bicicleta para todo; es mi transporte. Mi hija y yo andamos a la escuela en el South End por bicicleta todos los días. Ella empezó a andar en bicicleta a los 3 anos…

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