Posts by Bike Union Staff

Growth, progress and the exciting road ahead

As Bike Month comes to a close, we’re feeling inspired by all we accomplished together, and all the exciting work ahead. Will you donate to the BCU today to accelerate our progress?  Connecting with so many of you during Bike Month was a true joy, and a reaffirmation of why we do this work. We…

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Tell Boston: Invest in communities, not policing

The Boston Cyclists Union’s vision for “safe streets” goes beyond bike infrastructure and transit access. It also includes ensuring everyone—especially Black people and other people of color who are subjected to racism, violence and police brutality—feel safe traveling through every neighborhood of Boston. Today, one year after police in Minneapolis murdered George Floyd, we have an opportunity to…

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New BCU Board President and Vice President

Below is a letter from new BCU Board President Katie Theodoros As many of you know, Angela Johnson-Rodriguez, our outgoing Board President (and now President Emeritus) has just begun a doctorate program at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Go Angela! We were fortunate that Angela was able to continue in her role as president beyond December 2020 as…

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Take action for 10 more miles of bike lanes in Boston

Sign the Petition: #BostonBikeBudget Last year, our movement led Boston to add an unprecedented 6+ miles of new bike lanes. This year, we’re building support for Boston to go further: 10 miles of protected bike lanes in the next year, and 10 more the year after. Will you add your name to our petition for…

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Take two important actions for Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, an annual celebration since 1956 of everything great about bikes—and a time we look forward to every year when we get to connect with and grow our bike community! Check out our calendar of events below. (It is by no means exhaustive. If you have other events to share, let us…

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Union Rider: April 2021

Petition: 10 more miles ofbike lanes in Boston this year Exciting news: Mayor Janey’s first budget proposal includes many of the projects we’re asking for in our Boston Bike Budget. However, the mayor’s proposal has some notable omissions when it comes to bike projects, and falls short of the 10 miles of protected bike lanes we’re asking for this year.…

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Statement: On Daunte Wright and mobility justice

“What will it take for law enforcement to stop killing people of color?” asks Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney representing the family of Daunte Wright, whom police shot and killed Sunday during a traffic stop in Minnesota. “This level of lethal force was entirely preventable and inhumane.” If you’ve wondered why we, as transportation…

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Join our board, staff or core committees

We’re adding to our team. Want to get more involved? After growing our capacity to kick off 2021 (more on that below!) we’re already growing again. We’re now adding members to our board of directors, hiring for a couple of staff positions, and seeking to bring new voices to the volunteer committees that steer our work.…

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Sign up for the ride of a lifetime!

Bos/treal 2021 || August 14-19Boston, MA — Hero Islands, VT We’re excited to announce that registration will soon open for this year’s edition of Bos/treal! Bos/treal (Boss-tree-all) is a weeklong bike tour and fundraiser that benefits the BCU. In 2021, participants will ride about 300 miles over 4 days before spending two nights resting on the…

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The Union Rider: March 2021

Sign the petition: Boston Bike Budget All Bostonians deserve access to a network of connected, protected bike lanes — but Boston is not meeting its commitment to that goal. We’re calling on Boston to commit to adding 10 miles of protected bike lanes in the next year, and another 10 the year after. We need progress on the…

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