Activism

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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Cummins Highway Reconstruction: First Meeting 4/11

Cummins Highway is the only major connecting road between Mattapan Square and Roslindale Square, but its four lanes of fast-moving car traffic make it unsafe for bikes, forcing many of us who want to ride to instead choose another mode of transportation. With reconstruction coming soon to Cummins Highway between River St. and Harvard St.,…

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Driving the Conversation About Biking in Boston

One way we gauge our impact is through the Bike Union’s visibility in the media. The more we’re included in the discussion, the more we can shape the narrative around biking and spread our vision for a bike-friendly Boston. As we’ve grown, our success in this respect has grown, too. The most recent case in…

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VIDEO: Mass Ave. in Dorchester Needs Protected Bike Lanes

Mass Ave. in Dorchester has one of the highest crash rates in the entire city, and a high level of truck traffic that makes it particularly dangerous for cyclists. That’s why we’re calling on the city to make protected bike lanes along this corridor a priority in 2019. In this video, you’ll hear from riders…

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A Key Hearing This Week For Road Safety Bills

This Thursday, the state Joint Committee on Transportation will hold a hearing on a range of road safety bills, including some of our legislative priorities. Help us secure passage of these key measures! Joint Committee on Transportation HearingThursday, March 28 // 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Massachusetts State House, Room A2 (Directions available here) As part of the Vision Zero…

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Two important advocacy opportunities this week

River St. Reconstruction On Tuesday , the City of Cambridge is hosting the first in a series of public meetings about major upgrades coming to River St. With the road design itself slated for changes, now is an ideal time for Cambridge to turn River St.’s narrow, cracked painted bike lane into a smooth, safe…

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Make Dudley Square Safer for Bikes!

Dudley Square is a key connector for traffic entering and leaving Roxbury, but it currently lacks any bike facilities. That could soon change depending on how the city proceeds with plans to redesign everything from streetlights to sidewalks in the area — and you can help shape what it looks like. Dudley Square Design Project Public…

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