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 anticipate common causes of crashes involving cars. I actually feel safer riding on a bike than in a car. It used to be that I’d have to go to Cambridge to see good bike infrastructure and I’m glad to see some popping up in Boston. Now I see people riding on the sidewalk and say, “Hey, try the street,” but not everyone feels safe there, especially when there aren’t bike lanes. I get it.

—Jordan, Dorchester