Activism

Speak up for a safer American Legion Highway

Temporary, protected bike lanes are coming soon to American Legion Highway — but with your support, they could become permanent. The Boston Transportation Department is hosting two virtual meetings to discuss plans for American Legion and to hear from the public: Thursday, September 10, noon – 1 p.m   Thursday, September 17, 6 – 7 p.m. The…

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Statement: Environmental Impact of Melnea Cass Reconstruction Plan

Several people have reached out recently to ask about our stance on Boston’s plans for overhauling Melnea Cass Boulevard. As you may have read, many Roxbury residents and environmental advocates oppose the city’s plans because they involve removing more than 100 mature trees. We share those concerns. So although the BCU has for years been…

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URGENT: Make the case for safer streets today

On Thursday, the Boston City Council will hold a hearing about plans for improving streets in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Will you take five minutes today to ask Boston to act with the urgency this crisis demands? Contact your city councilor: Ask that they attend this hearing and tell them you support these recommendations for improving Boston’s “Healthy Streets”…

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Two ways to get more bike lanes in Boston right now

In July, Boston added temporary bike lanes Downtown and on Cummins Highway to support safe mobility during the pandemic. We’re now campaigning for Boston to expand on this initial effort — and to use short-term fixes toward permanent improvements.  Here’s how you can help make that happen: 1) Take a BTD survey— In just a few…

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Speak up for bus + bike improvements on Columbus Ave.!

Dedicated bus and bike lanes could come to Columbus Ave. — and your support can get both on the ground soon. Today, attend one of two virtual meetings with the Boston Transportation Department, and speak up in favor of 1) dedicated bus lanes, and 2) protected bike lanes between Jackson Square and Walnut Ave.! Columbus…

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Cambridge Shared Streets Feedback Deadline: THIS FRIDAY

Cambridge is accepting feedback through this Friday, July 17, on the first phase of its “Shared Streets” response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can comment in as little as one minute via the city’s form here. Speak up now in favor of more changes that will help people safely get where they need to go! In addition to…

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Tell Your Senator: Act Now to Fund Better Transportation!

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated longstanding problems with Massachusetts’ transportation system — and legislation to address the crisis is now pending in the State Senate. The Senate will debate and vote on the Transportation Bond Bill this Thursday, July 16. Take 2 minutes today to tell your senator: Act NOW to improve transportation! The Senate bill…

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Get Involved: Western Avenue Corridor Study + Rezoning

With Allston-Brighton experiencing significant growth in recent years, Boston is preparing for big changes along Western Ave. — including the potential for protected bike lanes.  Next Tuesday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the Western Avenue Corridor Study, and to hear feedback from the public. This is a great opportunity…

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Arborway Improvements: Feedback due FRIDAY

With the Arborway Parkways Improvement Project just getting underway, now is a crucial opportunity to shape this project’s goals — including whether it will aim to complete the Emerald Necklace with protected bike lanes. You have until THIS FRIDAY (July 10) to tell the Department of Conservation and Recreation what you want to see done with the Arborway. You can…

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URGENT ACTION: Curb policing + invest in communities

Tell City Council: Vote NO on the budget Over the past several years, our Boston Bike Budget campaign has led to significant changes to Boston’s transportation priorities. Now, we’re asking you to join us in supporting a different budget demand that could have critical street safety implications for Black Bostonians and people of color.  TODAY,…

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