Activism

Shape the future of Blue Hill Ave.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is kicking off a project to improve Blue Hill Ave., and they want to hear from you about what changes to make. This long-term project has the potential to impact everything about this important corridor — including how people travel here by bike. Blue Hill Ave. Transportation Action Plan MeetingWednesday,…

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Two chances to shape Mass Ave’s next bike lanes

Bike or walk Mass Ave. with BTD officials to show where improvements are needed! The Boston Transportation Department is moving ahead with plans to add bike lanes to Mass Ave., between Melnea Cass Blvd. and Columbia Rd. — and they want your feedback on how this project should take shape.  The BTD is hosting two…

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Where Local Candidates Stand on Bike Infrastructure and Safer Roads

“I Bike, I vote” — Election season is upon us! With local elections this fall, it’s important that voters know where candidates stand on issues related to biking, walking, and transit so they can make informed decisions when they cast ballots. Good news: You can find all that information right here through the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition’s…

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Show your support for a safer Centre St in West Roxbury

On June 20, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented plans at a packed public meeting to improve safety on Centre St by reducing driving lanes (creating a “road diet”) and adding protected bike lanes, among other features. Road diets are a proven safety measure that reduce conflicts between pedestrians and cars, slow down driving speeds, and improve visibility for…

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Mayor Walsh’s Laudable Proposal to Better Regulate Ride Hailing

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft increase congestion and siphon away riders — and revenue — from mass transit in cities everywhere, according to multiple studies. Boston is no exception, where a new report says these kinds of transportation network companies (TNCs) cost the MBTA $20 million per year. As cities continue to grapple with…

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Speak up for a Safer Powder House Blvd.!

Since 2017, the City of Somerville has undergone a process to determine a new design for Powder House Blvd. to coincide with repaving this past spring. Although Somerville initially said they had not heard enough demand for separated bike facilities, after a woman was killed while walking there in February the city agreed to revisit…

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How to Stay Involved In 3 Big BTD Projects

This Spring, Mayor Walsh announced new funding for critical bike infrastructure we’ve long championed. With a couple of those projects set to move forward, and with another major project just getting underway, we wanted to update you on where our campaigns stand, and how you can play a role in steering them to successful outcomes.…

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Show your support for protected bike lanes on Tremont St.!

At last month’s Tremont St. Design Project public meeting, we scored an important victory when the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) revealed that the City’s preferred design for Tremont St. includes 3 critical safety features to calm traffic and make the street safer for walking and biking: A lane reduction, or “road diet,” along the corridor from…

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Tell DCR: Protect cyclists on your roadways

Last Thursday, we sent a powerful message to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) that we need more protected spaces for cyclists on our roads — and we need them now. Around 125 people stood ground on Fenway and Brookline Ave. to highlight the dangers of DCR’s unprotected bike lanes on those roads, proving…

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