Weigh in on the Boston Streets Department budget priorities in FY23
Last year there were no new protected bike lanes installed in Boston. While we are seeing progress on some long-awaited projects this spring, like the road diet and bike lanes on Tremont St (South End) and protected bike lanes on Boylston St (Fenway), there are others that are still delayed and many not yet initiated,…Read More
Apply to Join Our Board!
The Boston Cyclists Union’s Board works with staff to define the organization’s direction and strategy and ensure its health, working on many issues of street design and mobility justice. You don’t have to call yourself “an avid cyclist” to join our board. In fact, that’s not what we’re looking for. We’re looking for people who…Read More
Action Alert: Take Action for E-bike Access!
If we want to pass e-bike legislation this year, we need the Transportation Committee at the Statehouse to move the bills out of their committee by February 2! That means we need your help demonstrating to the committee members that there is far-reaching and plentiful support for these bills. In October we heard from 200…Read More
Speak up for a safer Arborway!
On Thursday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will unveil proposals for permanent changes to the Arborway that could complete the missing bicycle link in the Emerald Necklace between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. We need your help to show DCR there is support for moving this project forward—show up and speak up! Arborway Parkways Improvement…Read More
An opportunity to improve biking by Carson Beach and UMASS Boston
Next Monday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will hold a virtual meeting about the Dorchester Bay City project, a massive residential/commercial development proposed for 200 Mount Vernon Street. Specifically, this meeting will be about “transportation, infrastructure, sustainability and resiliency.” The streets leading to the new project include some that are very challenging and stressful…Read More
Sign the petition: Protected bike lanes on the Mass Ave Bridge
Massachusetts Avenue across the Harvard Bridge (commonly known as the “Mass Ave Bridge”) is one of the busiest bike routes in the region. It’s also one of the most dangerous. Although Boston and Cambridge have protected bike lanes at both ends, the state controls the bridge and has yet to follow suit. We’re determined to…Read More
Ask your legislators to pass e-bike legislation!
E-bikes have enormous potential to get more people on bikes and out of cars. However, they currently exist in a legal gray area in Massachusetts; we’re one of only 4 states with “problematic” legislation currently on the books, according to People for Bikes. Tomorrow, lawmakers are holding a hearing about legislation we support that would modernize…Read More
Speak up for traffic safety bills!
Wednesday, October 13th at 11am, the MA Legislature is holding a virtual hearing on a variety of traffic safety bills. The BCU and our partners in the MA Vision Zero Coalition will be testifying in support of and in opposition to various bills—and we need your help emphasizing to lawmakers which bills will positively impact street safety, and…Read More
Let’s make biking an issue in this year’s elections
Boston’s mayoral election this fall is a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of our streets — and we want your help ensuring that people who bike vote in big numbers. Join our next monthly Activist Group Meeting, and find out how you can get involved in our get out the vote campaign to elect…Read More
Urgent action: Fixing dangerous DCR-managed roads
Are you frustrated with the conditions on roads managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation? Do you wish they had physically separated bike lanes, more pedestrian crossings, slower vehicle speeds, and more green space for recreation and commuting? If so, today is a critical opportunity to weigh in! A special State commission run by the UMASS Donahue…Read More