Posts by Boston Cyclists Union
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.…Read More
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…Read More
Take Action: Help Us Pass the Boston Bike Budget
Here’s what you can do: Send a personalized email (template below) to Mayor Walsh asking him to include the Boston Bike Budget in his budget this year, and forward the email to your local district city councilor and the four at-large (city-wide) councilors. Contact info is below. If you can, print out your letter, sign…Read More
Help win Protected Bike Lanes on the Longfellow Bridge!
SIGN THE PETITION! SIGN THE PETITION! You may have heard that Gov. Baker announced the Longfellow Bridge connecting Cambridge and Boston is scheduled to be reopened this May. This is an important opportunity for Massachusetts and the Governor to live up to promises to reduce traffic fatalities and be a leader in safe…Read More
Five Reasons You Should Get Hubway Even Though You Already Own A Bike
by Tyson Bottenus As a cyclist, I’ve followed the rise of bikeshare with an ambivalent attitude. Overall, it’s great. More bikes! Maybe, I used to think to myself, this will mean more people will choose biking for transportation. This might mean cities will install more protected bike lanes which inevitably helps me in the end.…Read More
Support Safe Street Legislation
February 7th, is the deadline for legislative committees to act on bills, and An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities remains in front of the Joint Committee on Transportation. The Boston Cyclists Union, along with other advocates and allies in the Vision Zero Coalition, worked closely with Senator Brownsberger and Representatives Hecht and Rogers to develop a comprehensive traffic safety…Read More
Bostreal Rider Checklist
Every rider should have: General note: Please do what you can to pack as compactly as possible. All of the camp gear will be riding in the van each day, but space is still very limited. For Riding Helmet Bike lights (in case we ride at night) Bike lock (for when in Montreal) Water…Read More
Do you want to be a Board Member?
The BCU is recruiting for new board members! If you want to get more involved (or know someone you think would be perfect for the role), read on! What do board members do? Attend monthly board meetings, plus a monthly committee meeting of your choice Help determine the strategic plan for the organization Help plan…Read More