Bikeways for Everybody

Speak up for bike lanes on Boston’s Cambridge Street

People on bikes make up 10 percent of all traffic on Cambridge St. during peak hours—yet this important connector has no safe, separated bike lanes. Will you help us add this key link to Boston’s bike network? The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is looking at improvements to Cambridge St. as part of the Connect Downtown project. Separated…

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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…

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Survey responses: Egleston Sq. Redesign

The Egleston Square redesign project will bring much-needed connections to businesses, homes, schools and green space via bicycle. We encourage you to get involved and share your feedback with the city! From December 2020 to April 2021, we canvassed residents, parents/teachers/students, and other stakeholders in Egleston Square to hear their visions for mobility and street…

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McGrath Highway could have protected bike lanes

Feedback deadline: Monday 3/8 MassDOT last week announced plans for improving McGrath Highway that would involve removing one traffic lane in each direction while adding buffered (not protected) bike lanes.  It’s an exciting proposal overall that will make McGrath safer ahead of longer term plans for a massive road reconstruction. However, there is still room for improvement…

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Sign the petition: Advance Safe Streets in Somerville

A new advocacy group, Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS), has formed to push City leaders to honor the community’s shared values and stated commitments to safety, accessibility, equitable investment, and to mitigate the effects of climate change. We’re excited to get to work with this dedicated group of residents, parents, vulnerable street and sidewalk…

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Sign the petition: Allston-Brighton Mobility Improvements

Boston’s Allston-Brighton Mobility Study presents a draft plan for improving transit, expanding the bike network and making streets safer for all modes. Comments on the draft plan are due by next Monday, February 15. There are two ways to provide feedback. Sign the petition from our partners in the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative, which lays out specifics…

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Get involved: Egleston Square Redesign

New priority bus lanes are coming to Columbus Ave. — and now, we have the opportunity to add a safe, complementary bike route alongside them. If you want to help make that happen, then get involved in the Egleston Square Redesign! The new bus lanes will vastly improve T service for thousands of daily riders, while…

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Progress is within reach on the Arborway

On Wednesday, DCR will share three proposed options for the permanent redesign of the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. Show up and show support for completing the Emerald Necklace! Arborway Parkway Improvements Virtual Public MeetingWednesday, October 21, 20206:30 – 8:00 p.m. As many of you know, two decades of planning processes around 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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