Activism

Speak up for a better Morrissey Boulevard!

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently undertaking the public process for the redesign and reconstruction of Morrissey Boulevard, a critical connection between Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy and downtown Boston. Because of it’s tendency to flood during storms and high tides, the entire roadway needs to be reconstructed. This provides an opportunity to significantly…

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Support a safer Beacon Street!

The City of Boston is proposing to install a parking-protected bike lane on Beacon Street in the Back Bay, but we need to speak up to make sure the best design possible in chosen! At a public meeting on June 12th, the Boston Transportation Department presented 4 design alternatives for Beacon Street, and two different options…

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A month of bike advocacy: from Make Way for Bike Lanes to the Ride for Ricky & Transportation Department Budget Hearing

  Last month, nearly 300 people with bicycles gathered in Copley Square on a Sunday afternoon. After a short rally on the steps of Trinity Church, they pedalled down Boylston Street towards the Public Garden, a park surrounded by 4-lane, one-way roads that at times function more like highways than like city streets. For an…

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LETTER TO THE MAYOR

On May 16th, 2017, City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was interviewed on WGBH radio. In the wake of the recent fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Rick Archer on Comm Ave and an uptick in pedestrian fatalities in Boston and nationwide, Mayor Walsh urged people who walk and bike in the city to take more personal responsibility.…

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Make Way for Bike Lanes!

  Join us Sunday, April 23rd for a fun bike ride around (& around & around…) the Boston Public Garden to demonstrate to the City of Boston that we need safe bike facilities connecting our neighborhoods, paths, and parks NOW! Meet us at Copley Square at 2pm, and we’ll ride to the Public Garden at…

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Help Us Pass the Boston Bike Budget!

The City of Boston has made real progress toward changing its official policies to make riding a bike in the city easier and safer, but changes to our physical infrastructure have been slower. For many people who bike in Boston today — or would if it were safer — there has not been enough progress on…

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Bike lanes on Longwood Ave

After more than a year and a half of advocacy for bike lanes on Longwood Ave by area cyclists and the Bike Union, plans for a redesigned Longwood Ave were presented at MASCO’s 2nd Annual LMA Bike Summit on February 15th. More than 180 people who are concerned about biking in the Longwood Medical Area…

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Help us get this massive Vision Zero safety bill passed by the state legislature!

The Bike Union, along with our partners in the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition including MassBike, Livable Streets Alliance and WalkBoston, have been working with State Legislators, led by Senator Brownsberger and others, to file a road safety omnibus bill! The bill, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, would take a number of steps to improve safety…

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A better solution for Inman Square

By Becca Wolfson, Doug Johnson and Elena Saporta Just imagine: instead of gritting your teeth as you attempt to navigate the vehicular minefield that is present-day Inman Square, you could soon be circulating pleasantly along the rim of a traffic-calmed motoring peanut, a point of genuine interest lending harmony to this key crossroads. That is,…

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