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The Union Rider: February 2020

Fix Our Transportation Crisis: Call to Action Tomorrow, speak up for solutions to the state’s transportation crisis that put people first! Join us on February 25th as we stand with Transportation for Massachusetts and many other advocates in calling on lawmakers to take bold action to reduce driving and increase funding for bike, pedestrian and…
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Support separated bike lanes on Cummins Highway

The City of Boston is considering plans to add physically separated bike lanes to Cummins Highway — and your support can make those plans a reality.  Next Thursday, Public Works will hold its third public meeting about reconstructing part of Cummins Highway, from River St. to Harvard St.  Cummins Highway Project Public MeetingThursday, Feb. 27th6:00…
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Sign up for our Leadership Institute and develop your organizing skills!

(Vea abajo para español) The Boston Cyclists Union invites you to our second-annual Leadership Institute: Saturday, March 7th & Saturday, March 14th 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1419 Tremont St (across from Roxbury Crossing T Station) This 2-day immersive training provides the opportunity to develop and deepen relationships across neighborhoods and discuss our collective organizing…
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The Union Rider: January 2020

Executive Director Becca Wolfson’s Sabbatical As we announced last week at our office-warming, Executive Director Becca Wolfson will be going on leave for the next four months to finish the coursework to complete her Masters in Urban Policy & Planning. Becca has overseen the BCU’s incredible growth and development since 2015, and we know she will…
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Bos/treal 2020: Registration is now live!

Do you dream of biking through the gorgeous Green Mountains? Do you want to help make biking better in Boston? If the answer to both questions is yes, then we want you to join our team for the fifth-annual edition of Bos/treal! On Bos/treal, you’ll pedal 400 miles from Boston to Montreal over five days, traversing…
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‘Bikelash’ training 1/25: Learn skills to combat car culture!

The key to getting better bike infrastructure is building a movement of advocates to outweigh opposition to change. It’s why our new Strategic Plan calls for investing more resources in skills trainings and community organizing. And it’s why we’re excited to invite you to join us on Saturday, January 25th, for a special seminar with…
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I biked 400 miles to Canada from Boston — and you can too

By: Shavel’le Olivier *Me awkwardly sitting with a group of people thinking about how to start a conversation* No one: Literally no one: Me: “I biked 400 miles to Canada from Boston!” And I say this with a smile every time I mention or think about it. A bike tour from Boston to Canada seemed…
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Here’s to even bigger achievements in 2020!

As 2019 comes to a close, we want to thank you for making this another amazing year of growth and success. With your support, we won key campaigns for protected bike lanes, passed statewide distracted driving legislation, convinced Boston to double its bike infrastructure budget, and developed a new Strategic Plan to optimize our impact in the…
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Will you help us get more results like these?

Among the values articulated in our exciting new Strategic Plan is an affirmation of people power, alongside a goal of shifting more resources toward community organizing. In 2019, we began to embrace and embody these new values with intention — and we’re already seeing results.  Glacial Pace Rally & Ride In May, we rallied almost 100 people…
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Donate before Jan. 1 for a chance to win a new bike!

With only 3 days until 2020, time is running out to enter our raffle for a brand new bike. Putting yourself in the running is easy: All you have to do is donate to the Boston Cyclists Union! All donations through 12/31 automatically enter you to win a brand new Cooper T200 Reims bike —…
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4 Ways We’ll Improve Biking in 2020

After growing our organization and notching some big wins this year, we’re eager to capitalize on that momentum to accomplish even more in the year ahead. How much we achieve will  depend on the strength of our of supporters. So if you want to see progress on the projects listed below, and many more, then…
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A “tipping point” for transportation

It’s a pivotal moment for the future of our streets. Projects being planned RIGHT NOW will determine whether Greater Boston meets its climate and transportation goals — or doubles down on car-choked congestion. It will take a collective effort to break car culture’s stranglehold — and that’s why we need your help now more than…
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The 5 biggest wins for biking in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our proudest achievements from the year. We couldn’t have accomplished all this without the support from people like you. So if, like us, you’re thrilled by the developments listed below, then please consider donating to the Boston Cyclists Union. With your support, we…
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The Union Rider: December 2019

Support the Bike Union! The Boston Cyclists Union enjoyed many successes in 2019, like getting protected bike lanes on two Charles River Bridges, and securing commitments from the City of Boston to extend the Southwest Corridor into Downtown Boston and put protected bike lanes on Mass Ave. between Dorchester and Roxbury. Will you help us achieve…
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Our vision for 2020 and beyond

Almost ten years ago, the Boston Cyclists Union formed when a group of people banded together to make Boston the best bicycle city in America. To position us for the next decade, this year we adopted a new Strategic Plan that reaffirms our commitment to safer biking for everyone. We’re ready for the road ahead —…
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Speak up for a safer Arborway!

After 25 years of disjointed planning processes and no meaningful progress on the ground, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) last month kicked off a new round of planning to improve the Arborway. The time is ripe for change, but we need your help holding the agency accountable to finally making meaningful improvements. Here’s what you…
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How would you improve mobility in Allston/Brighton?

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is wrapping up a draft plan about where and how to improve mobility in the Allston/Brighton area for all modes of travel. With the plan scheduled for completion next spring, don’t miss next Monday’s open house where you can review and comment on the latest recommendations. Allston-Brighton Mobility Study:…
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We moved into a bigger, better office. Help us keep growing!

After more than six years years at 375 and 385 Dudley St. in Roxbury, last month we moved into a new office that accommodates our growth and prepares us for the challenges ahead.  Our new corner office at 1419 Tremont St. in Boston is full of sunlight, space, and potential. It’s less than a block from the…
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Boston Bike Story: Eliana Golding

How do you identify? I am a queer woman, I am white, I am a daughter, sister, pal, student, and I guess I’m an organizer. Those are the things that are important to me. Oh, man! I’m also Jewish!  I just love biking. And I also like, I don’t particularly identify with bike culture. I…
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Boston Bike Story: Angel

How did you start biking?  I started riding at a young age, about six years old. Most of the time, I’d ride around with my cousin. They’re the one that taught me [how to ride]. My favorite at the time were BMX bikes. My uncle taught me how to take apart bikes and put them…
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