Activism

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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There’s No Excuse For Ride-Hail Services To Block Bike Lanes

In February, we joined a coalition, led by the Somerville Bicycle Committee, calling on ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft to better train the drivers in, and ensure they follow, the rules of the road. Specifically, we asked that they address the persistent problem of drivers illegally obstructing bike lanes when picking up and dropping off…

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Tremont St. Businesses Support Protected Bike Lanes

In November, the Boston Transportation Department presented three concept designs for redesigning Tremont St. Out of the three, we prefer concept one because, as the only option to include protected bike lanes, it makes the most significant safety improvements for people biking and walking. By implementing a road diet (a reduction in vehicle travel lanes)…

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Endorse the Cambridge Cycling Safety Ordinance!

The following action alert comes from our friends at Cambridge Bicycle Safety, and concerns a legally binding ordinance that, if passed, would require the City of Cambridge to build more protected bike lanes when making other street updates. Cambridge is leading the region on bike issues — there’s ample reason why it now outranks Boston among…

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Support West Roxbury Bike Safety Improvements!

This Wednesday, February 27, elected officials will hold a public meeting to discuss ways to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in West Roxbury. The meeting comes after two pedestrian fatalities in West Roxbury over the last four months, one on Washington St in November, and one on Centre St in February. While…

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