Posts by Boston Cyclists Union

“Bike-lane Fever” Isn’t Breaking, Despite Globe Columnist’s Claims

Jeff Jacoby’s message in this week’s Globe editorial, “Is the bike-lane fever breaking?” is not only inaccurate, it’s pro-congestion. Never mind the cherry-picked “facts” Jacoby uses to paint a misleading picture of declining bike ridership. He completely ignores that we are in the midst of a congestion crisis — and it’s getting worse. Car commuters…

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Give early for a better bike network #GivingTuesday

All year we work hard to amplify your voice, creating the political pressure, political will, and political cover to create an environment to change the culture on our streets. Just last week, Bike Union executive director Becca Wolfson co-wrote this Boston Globe Op-Ed with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Cambridge Vice-Mayor Jan Devereux, on…

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Exciting Updates on the Longfellow Bridge

It’s been more than a month since you’ve received an update on the Longfellow, and a lot has happened! The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution last month endorsing our proposed striping design, joining the Cambridge City Council, which passed a similar resolution in April. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Rep. Mike Capuano also…

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Longfellow Bridge Update: 3,100 Signatures Delivered to MassDOT

Today, we moved one step closer to securing protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge — and we couldn’t have done it without your help. More than 3,100 people signed our petition asking the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to reconsider its unsafe and outdated design for the Longfellow Bridge. And today, we delivered that petition to MassDOT…

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The Bike Union is Hiring!

The Bike Union is hiring a Community Organizer! The Community Organizer will engage the public in the Boston Cyclists Union’s mission, campaigns, and story. They will work with all parts of the organization (staff, board, members, interns, and volunteers) to assist with the development and implementation of the Boston Cyclists Union’s Bikeways for Everybody campaign,…

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Community Organizer

About the Boston Cyclists Union The Boston Cyclists Union (BCU) is helping Bostonians lead healthier lives by promoting the everyday use of the bicycle for transportation. Among other things, we teach bike repair, educate new riders, and organize neighborhood residents who would like to voice support for friendlier street designs, bike paths, and public spaces.…

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Longfellow Bridge Next Steps: Time for Action!

As you may have heard, the Longfellow Bridge, connecting Cambridge and Boston is scheduled to be “reopened” this May — without safe passage for people biking. You can read more in this post. Based on the fact that the last 5+ years of construction have proven that we will do fine without two lanes for…

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