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How would you change Warren St. and Malcolm X Boulevard?

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with a team of Roxbury residents to gather community feedback about how to make Warren St. and Malcolm X Blvd. better for people traveling via bikes, bus and foot. If you haven’t yet filled out our survey, we want to hear from you!  Your responses will shape…
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URGENT: Transportation, Climate and Housing Bills Need Gov. Baker’s Signature

Gov. Baker has only a few days left to sign bills that are critical for improving mobility, the economy, and public health; essential for fighting climate change; and necessary to ensure equity for underserved populations.  The state legislature finally passed these bills, and it’s up to the Governor to sign them or not, bringing them to the…
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URGENT: Speak up for protected bike lanes on Highland Ave!

Somerville is finalizing plans for a major road reconstruction project in Spring Hill. Unfortunately, the latest draft design shows a glaring gap: There are no protected bike lanes, only sharrows, planned for Highland Ave. Don’t let this one-in-a-generation opportunity slip away. Speak up today, and tell Somerville that its residents want protected bike lanes on Highland…
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The Union Rider: December 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support, and wish you happy holidays and a happy new year. May 2021 bring you joy, good fortune and plenty of nice bike rides. __________ What we achieved in 2021, and what we’re working on next Despite this…
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How we’ll get more bike lanes in more parts of Boston next year

The BCU has always stood by the belief that there is strength in numbers. And in 2020, as our movement continued to grow, we saw unprecedented progress in Boston, including 6.5 miles of new bike lanes. We want to add another full-time community organizer in 2021 to help us get even more bike lanes in…
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Four ways we’ll make biking better in 2021

Below is a short list of some of the projects we’re most excited for in 2021. Your support makes all our work possible. So please, consider a year-end donation to the BCU today, and help us make this progress possible in 2021!  Remember: Everyone who donates through the end of the year is automatically entered…
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Four ways we made biking better in Boston this year

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on our proudest achievements this year. Your support makes all our work possible. So please, if this list leaves you inspired, consider a year-end donation to the BCU today.  ________ More miles of new bike lanes than ever before This year, our advocacy led Boston to build…
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How we grew stronger in 2020

As a result of COVID-19, more people are biking for essential travel and recreation. At the same time, transit is struggling, and Boston risks a “carpocalypse” of increased driving unless the city invests more in bike infrastructure. In the face of these challenges, the unprecedented progress Boston made this year to its bike network — progress you made possible…
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And the surprise speakers for Thursday’s Golden Cog Awards are…

We are excited to reveal that Thursday’s Golden Cog Awards ceremony will feature remarks from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston City Councilors — and 2021 mayoral candidates — Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell! Walsh, Wu and Campbell will each share their vision for biking in Boston. You don’t want to miss this — so RSVP…
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Donate for a chance to win this new bike!

Beginning today on Giving Tuesday, we’re kicking off a month-long raffle featuring a special grand prize: A limited-edition cruiser bike from New Belgium Brewing!  All you have to do to enter the raffle is donate any amount to the Boston Cyclists Union from now through the end of the month (12/1 – 12/31). We’ll then randomly…
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The Union Rider: November 2020

With the holiday season underway, we want to take a moment to wish you well, and say thank you for supporting the Boston Cyclists Union. After all the challenges this year has posed, we hope you get some time to relax and be with the ones you love, if only virtually, to celebrate during this season…
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We’re raffling off fresh, local beer to enjoy with the Golden Cog Awards!

The Golden Cog Awards (next Thursday!) are a celebration of leadership and biking. So to add another celebratory note to the occasion, everyone who RSVPs will now be entered to win a complimentary beer delivery from Somerville’s Remnant Brewing!  The Golden Cog AwardsThursday, Dec. 3rd7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. All you have to do to enter is…
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And the winners of the 2020 Golden Cog Awards are…

The Boston Cyclists Union is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Golden Cog Awards, which honor leadership and contributions to promote biking in Boston: The Ride for Black Lives (Organizers: Alex Joachim, Tiffany Cogell, Elijah Mandela Evans, Laura Gray, Greg Hum, Chris Aileen Ditunno, Saskia VannJames, Noah Hicks and Peter Cheung)  Vivian Ortiz (Super Volunteer,…
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Bike to Market 2020: We fixed 550+ bikes for FREE!

Thank our B2M volunteers atthe Golden Cog Awards! We will be celebrating our collective work over the past year, including Bike to Market, and honoring some outstanding people in our community at the Golden Cog Awards on December 3rd. Stay tuned for an announcement next week about this year’s Golden Cog winners! In the meantime, register for…
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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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In their words: Bike to Market volunteers reflect on the program’s importance

Thank our B2M volunteers atthe Golden Cog Awards! We will be celebrating our collective work over the past year, including Bike to Market, and honoring some outstanding people in our community at the Golden Cog Awards on December 3rd. Stay tuned for an announcement next week about this year’s Golden Cog winners! In the meantime, register for…
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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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