Activism

Centre St. Needs Protected Bike Lanes and a Road Diet

There is clear and overwhelming support to make Centre St. safer for walking and biking, and next week you can weigh in on whether plans from the Boston Transportation Department would do enough to accomplish that goal. We are hopeful that, thanks to all of the grassroots organizing over the last few months, these plans…

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Speak up For a Car-Free Northern Ave. Bridge!

Last year, Boston unveiled several concepts for rebuilding and reopening the Northern Ave. Bridge, including one option for a car-free pathway. However, the City is now suggesting it will settle for a design that adds cars and private shuttle buses to the bridge, too. On Monday, join us in urging Boston to build a bridge to a more sustainable…

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Shape the Future of Mobility in Somerville

On Wednesday, there will be two public meetings about projects with the potential to reshape Somerville — and dramatically improve the convenience and safety of bicycling — for years to come. If you live in Ward 6 or 7, or bike on Powder House Blvd., please consider attending the Powder House redesign meeting (info below)…

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Widening the Somerville Community Path

Once completed, the Somerville Community Path Extension (CPX) will form a key link in the region’s bike network and, as a result, will see strong usage from people biking and walking. Yet the state’s plans call for creating a multi-use path that is only 10 feet wide — narrower than the width state and federal…

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The Mystic River Needs a Bike- and Pedestrian-Only Bridge

Massachusetts is exploring the possibility of a bike- and pedestrian-only bridge between Somerville and Everett across the Mystic River. This bridge holds enormous potential to promote multimodal travel in a rapidly growing area, and to serve a high volume of foot and bike traffic every day. However, the state is considering narrowing the bridge from…

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You spoke. Boston is listening.

Thank you to everyone who rode with us Sunday for the Glacial Pace Rally and Ride! It was ~cool~ to see so many of you join us as we called on Mayor Walsh to pick up the pace when it comes to building a safe, separated bike network. Boston is listening — but we need…

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Demand a Safer Craigie Bridge Design

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will present new plans for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Join us in insisting those plans include physical separation for cyclists! Safety Improvements on the Charles River Dam Road / Craigie Bridge Wednesday, May 1 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Museum of Science, Cahners Theater (1 Science Park…

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West Roxbury launches local bike committee

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the newest local bike group in the Boston area: The West Roxbury Bicycle Committee. Founded by Bike Union member and West Roxbury resident, Ben Wetherill, this group is intended to provide a local presence in West Roxbury and to advance projects for road safety and better bikeways…

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Speak Up to Pass the Boston Bike Budget!

We’re making progress! As the City of Boston enters the home stretch for setting its next budget, we’re thrilled to say we’ve already scored some significant victories in our campaign to boost funding for bike infrastructure and Vision Zero initiatives. Mayor Walsh’s proposed FY 2020 budget, released on April 5, included $2 million in funding…

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Make the Memorial Drive Greenway Better for Bikes!

The Memorial Drive Greenway is slated for a major redesign affecting both the roadway and parkland. Help us ensure cyclist safety is a key consideration in the final plan! Listening SessionMemorial Drive Greenway Improvements, Phase IIIThursday, April 11 // 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Morse School Cafeteria (40 Granite Street, Cambridge, MA 02139) On Thursday, the Department of…

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