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Boston Bike Story: Jordan

I’ve been biking my whole life on Boston streets and I ride most days from Lower Mills to Roxbury for work. Riding makes me feel free. I used to be up on the sidewalk and only go into the street when I was following my dad, but now I know how to protect myself and…
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Make Dudley Square Safer for Bikes!

Dudley Square is a key connector for traffic entering and leaving Roxbury, but it currently lacks any bike facilities. That could soon change depending on how the city proceeds with plans to redesign everything from streetlights to sidewalks in the area — and you can help shape what it looks like. Dudley Square Design Project Public…
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Boston Bike Story: Barry

When did you start biking, and why do you bike? I started biking when I was a baby when my mother bought me a bike. I love riding bikes. It gets me around, and it’s free transportation. It keeps my limbs loose and flexible — they used to be so tight. It’s great exercise and…
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Boston Bike Story: Jay

I started biking with a group of friends when I was 14 and moved to Boston from Harlem, New York. We would ride BMX bikes, but really any type of bike. And now, I’m 23 and I’m still biking. I bike a lot in Downtown Crossing, and from there I go around the whole city.…
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Sharpen Your Activist Skills in the Boston Neighborhood Bike Leadership Institute

Grassroots organizing is key to effecting change on our streets and in our communities. We want to empower more of you with the resources, connections and tools to advance the pace of change in your neighborhood and we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our first-ever, two-part leadership training: The Boston Neighborhood Bike Leadership Institute.…
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There’s No Excuse For Ride-Hail Services To Block Bike Lanes

In February, we joined a coalition, led by the Somerville Bicycle Committee, calling on ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft to better train the drivers in, and ensure they follow, the rules of the road. Specifically, we asked that they address the persistent problem of drivers illegally obstructing bike lanes when picking up and dropping off…
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The Union Rider: February 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Night , Ghost Bike Ceremony for Paula Sharaga, Bos/treal and more!
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Endorse the Cambridge Cycling Safety Ordinance!

The following action alert comes from our friends at Cambridge Bicycle Safety, and concerns a legally binding ordinance that, if passed, would require the City of Cambridge to build more protected bike lanes when making other street updates. Cambridge is leading the region on bike issues — there’s ample reason why it now outranks Boston among…
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Support West Roxbury Bike Safety Improvements!

This Wednesday, February 27, elected officials will hold a public meeting to discuss ways to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in West Roxbury. The meeting comes after two pedestrian fatalities in West Roxbury over the last four months, one on Washington St in November, and one on Centre St in February. While…
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Tremont Street Needs Protected Bike Lanes

Plans to redesign Tremont St frame the project as “pedestrian improvements” intended to prioritize “the safety and comfort of people walking along and across Tremont St.” They do not mention prioritizing cyclist safety. If you missed the November 28 public meeting on this project and want to learn more, the Boston Transportation Department is holding…
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Tremont St. Businesses Support Protected Bike Lanes

In November, the Boston Transportation Department presented three concept designs for redesigning Tremont St. Out of the three, we prefer concept one because, as the only option to include protected bike lanes, it makes the most significant safety improvements for people biking and walking. By implementing a road diet (a reduction in vehicle travel lanes)…
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Boston Bike Story: Edwin & Francisco Johnson

In a first for the Boston Bike Story project, we’re spotlighting two riders this week: Edwin Johnson, and his son, Francisco. And in another first, we’re providing bilingual interviews so you can listen to Edwin tell his bike story in English or Spanish. In these interviews, you’ll hear about Francisco’s “super fast” bike, how his…
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No More Ghost Bikes

Dear friend, This is a letter I wish I did not have to write. How many ghost bikes must it take? How many lives need to be lost on our streets and memorialized? What will it take to move our elected leaders to take their citizens’ safety seriously? In the wake of Friday’s fatal crash,…
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Boston Bike Story: Angela Lou

I started biking recreationally when I was 5 years old, but more recently started commuting. I bike daily to Dorchester where I work as a BPS teacher. It’s about 4 miles each way. Why do you bike? Freedom, fitness, and function. I rely on biking year-round to get around the city (I don’t own a car.)…
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Boston Bike Budget: Sign up to meet with your City Councilor

As Boston begins to develop its budget for the next fiscal year, now is our chance to make sure that the City allocates the necessary resources to build new infrastructure and make significant strides toward a safe, connected bike network. Will you join us in pressing for the 2019 Boston Bike Budget? Among our successes…
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Boston Bike Story: Martha Merson

I have lots of bike stories because I’ve been biking all over since 1992. A Lot of people say, ‘Oh I wouldn’t bike. I’m afraid of being hit,’ but I haven’t really had a serious experience like that. In general my biking stories are very happy. It’s the best way for me to get around.…
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Boston Bike Story: Nubia

“Me gusta andar en BlueBikes para pasear o ir a comer con amigos. Lo uso porque no tengo carro y porque es más rápido que ir en bus. Normalmente ando en los senderos como por aquí [El Greenway] pero tambien voy en las calles más tranquilas.” “I like to ride BlueBikes to go on short…
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Boston Bike Story: Felix

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a bike. There was a long time when I was biking by myself, but then I started going to group rides like Boston Bike Party and really getting to know what biking was all about. I became addicted. Feeling the fresh air, being active, it’s…
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Boston Bike Story: Emmanuell De Barros

What’s your bike story?After advocating for public transit to be more efficient and affordable, I saw that biking was also getting better — getting safer, clearer, connected routes — and I saw the advantage of biking as a faster way to get around. Then when I was at Dorchester Bay working with the Healthy Community…
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Day of Action for Road Safety: Next Steps

On Wednesday, we brought the message of Vision Zero to the State House when more than 150 people from across Massachusetts gathered for a Day of Action for Road Safety. There, we met with Governor Baker and legislators and asked them to support bills filed last week that would make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists…
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