Activism

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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Shape MassDOT’s Plan to Give Biking Equal Priority to Driving

MassDOT is seeking input through the end of the month on their newly released Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan, a comprehensive guide to future development that aims to “reverse the decades-long practice of prioritizing automobile travel over all other modes by granting people biking the same level of importance as drivers in planning, design and maintenance…

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Craigie Bridge Bike Lanes: Deadline to Demand Physical Separation

Last month, we convinced MassDOT to rethink old ideas for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Will you help us now hold MassDOT accountable for developing a safer plan? Though MassDOT has so far presented only two restriping options — neither of which includes protected bike lanes —the agency has requested public feedback and said it will…

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Mass Ave. South Needs Protected Bike Lanes. Join Our Campaign!

In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network plan under Mayor Menino promised protected bike lanes on Mass Ave. from Melnea Cass to Columbia (“Mass Ave. South”) within five years. Then in 2017, Mayor Walsh’s Go Boston 2030 Plan identified the entirety of Mass Ave. as a Vision Zero priority project. Yet today, there remain zero bike lanes,…

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Give early for a better bike network #GivingTuesday

All year we work hard to amplify your voice, creating the political pressure, political will, and political cover to create an environment to change the culture on our streets. Just last week, Bike Union executive director Becca Wolfson co-wrote this Boston Globe Op-Ed with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Cambridge Vice-Mayor Jan Devereux, on…

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Exciting Updates on the Longfellow Bridge

It’s been more than a month since you’ve received an update on the Longfellow, and a lot has happened! The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution last month endorsing our proposed striping design, joining the Cambridge City Council, which passed a similar resolution in April. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Rep. Mike Capuano also…

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Tell City Council: The Strategic Bike Network Needs More Funding!

In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network Plan called for completing 21 miles of protected bike lanes by 2018. Yet now, five years later, Boston has built barely 6 miles of that promised network. In contrast, Minneapolis built more than 6 miles of protected bike lanes last year alone. Even more impressive, New York City built 25 miles of protected bike lanes last…

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