Posts by Boston Cyclists Union
Winter Biking: BCU Staff Tips
When the cold weather season first hits, so many of us pack away our bike gear and wait for warmer, dryer weather. Winter biking has a perception of being reserved for just the “hardcore” cyclists, not for ordinary people who ride their bike here and there. It can seem like a high investment, both gear-wise and emotional just to get out during the colder season, but here at the BCU all of us take the roads in the winter and want to share our stories and tips!Read More
Bike Stories – Bluebikes are changing the way people see public transportation
Buses and trains tend to be the first things that come to mind when we think public transportation, but bikeshare programs like Bluebikes are growing increasingly fast as an affordable and fun alternative mode of public transit. During the Orange Line shutdown earlier this year, Bluebike ridership skyrocketed as folks looked for alternatives to the…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
The state of the Longfellow Bridge: We’re making great progress!
The Longfellow Bridge has re-opened after more than five years of construction, to full beneficial use. Due to heavy campaigning by us, our partners, and YOU, the bridge is much safer than it was going to be! Flex posts have been implemented to create physical separation between people biking and driving, speed feedback signs are…Read More
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…Read More
Get the inside scoop on Bos/tréal from one of our select scholarship riders!
We interviewed Ivette Castillo, an Everybody Rides rider for this year’s Bos/tréal trip. What kind of cyclists are you? Mostly I’ve been an urban cyclist, commuter, use my bike primarily to get around the city, run errands or meet up with friends if the weather isn’t gross. What motivated you to apply for the trip?…Read More
The Public Has Spoken: The Longfellow Bridge Needs Protected Bike Lanes
Protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge are a no-brainer. Bikes comprise nearly half of all traffic on the bridge during the peak 8 a.m. hour. Yet without adequate infrastructure to handle that volume, cyclists will be exposed to unnecessary dangers when the bridge reopens next month. On Monday, we delivered to the Massachusetts Department…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More