Posts by Bike Union Staff

Speak Up to Prevent MBTA Service Cuts!

The MBTA faces significant service cuts in 2021 unless lawmakers act to fill a budget shortfall. The cost of inaction would be disastrous for the region, leaving riders stranded, causing major harm to the environment and economy, worsening inequities, and forcing many more people to drive. Legislators are debating the budget this week. Before they vote,…

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Arborway feedback due Fri. 11/6

On October 21, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) shared 3 options for redesigning the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. DCR now wants to hear from you — what do you like in the three proposals, and what can be improved? Feedback on the designs is due by Friday, Nov. 6. Progress on the…

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The Union Rider: October 2020

Before getting to the newsletter, we wanted to remind you to vote if you haven’t yet done so. One of our core beliefs is that everyone should have a say in shaping the world around them, so although we can’t tell you how to vote, we can’t say this loudly enough: VOTE! __________ New protected…

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Get involved: Egleston Square Redesign

New priority bus lanes are coming to Columbus Ave. — and now, we have the opportunity to add a safe, complementary bike route alongside them. If you want to help make that happen, then get involved in the Egleston Square Redesign! The new bus lanes will vastly improve T service for thousands of daily riders, while…

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SAVE THE DATE: Golden Cog Awards 12/3

The Boston Cyclists Union cordially invites you to join us for a celebration of local leadership and contributions to promote biking in Boston: The Golden Cog Awards! The Golden Cogs recognize outstanding efforts by advocates, allies and volunteers that support the BCU’s work or advance its vision for Boston. Normally presented during our fall gala,…

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Progress is within reach on the Arborway

On Wednesday, DCR will share three proposed options for the permanent redesign of the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. Show up and show support for completing the Emerald Necklace! Arborway Parkway Improvements Virtual Public MeetingWednesday, October 21, 20206:30 – 8:00 p.m. As many of you know, two decades of planning processes around the…

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Boston Bike Story: Matthew Coker

“I started riding ten years ago, at least. “A little background is that I am Trinidadian and love listening to music such as soca, calypso, and reggae. “I bike because it is good for your health, it’s good exercise, and to commute. I also volunteer for group rides, from leading them to being a marshal.…

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The Union Rider: September 2020

New pay-what-you can membership model To ensure that cost isn’t a barrier to joining the Bike Union, this month we initiated a new pay-what-you-can membership model. You can now join for as little as $5. We depend on Individual donations for a majority of our funding, so if you have the means, we hope you’ll give at a…

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Speak up for protected bike lanes on Blue Hill Ave.!

In early March, Boston proposed creating dedicated bus lanes and protected bike lanes on Blue Hill Ave. Before committing to the plans though, the city needs to see that these concepts would be embraced by residents. Tonight: Show up for a virtual meeting about Blue Hill Ave., and show the city there is overwhelming support for these…

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