Bikeways for Everybody

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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10 Tips for Bike Commuting while Pregnant

by Emily Balkam  One of my first concerns when I found out I was pregnant was, “Can I still bike to work?” My 8 mile commute is only 45 minutes by bike compared to 90 minutes via public transit. I’m now in my third trimester and still bike commuting. Here are 10 tips that have…

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Gifts of 2016!

Thanks to you we’ve made a lot of progress in 2016 in making the Boston area safer and better for biking!  While there is always more work to be done, now is a time to celebrate our victories as we prepare for next year.  Read below for highlights of milestones from 2016. If you like what you read,…

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5 Projects that will change biking in the Boston Area in 2017: #4 The Neponset River Greenway Extension

This is Part 2 in a 5 part series about infrastructure projects in the Boston area that will have a dramatic effect on biking in 2017. The projects were selected based on various criteria including improvements to safety and convenience and innovation in implementation and design.  By Lee Toma, Bike Union Activists Group Member, Chairman of…

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Speak up for better biking in JP – Rep Sanchez survey

***Apologies to those who got our constant contact email with the incorrect link – the survey link below should work! State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez has created a 2016 Community Survey, and he needs your input! The survey covers many issues, but includes questions about road safety (on page 4) including: “What are your thoughts on traffic and road…

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Mass Ave Protected Bike Lanes Update

This November the Boston Transportation Department began implementing parking-protected bike lanes on Mass Ave from the Harvard Bridge to Symphony. While the project is still in progress, it is a significant improvement over the previous conditions. Flex posts still need to be installed in some areas, and paint is still being applied at intersections and…

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