Bikeways for Everybody

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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Boston Bike Budget: Sign up to meet with your City Councilor

As Boston begins to develop its budget for the next fiscal year, now is our chance to make sure that the City allocates the necessary resources to build new infrastructure and make significant strides toward a safe, connected bike network. Will you join us in pressing for the 2019 Boston Bike Budget? Among our successes…

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Tremont Street Needs Protected Bike Lanes

Plans to redesign Tremont St frame the project as “pedestrian improvements” intended to prioritize “the safety and comfort of people walking along and across Tremont St.” They do not mention prioritizing cyclist safety. If you missed the November 28 public meeting on this project and want to learn more, the Boston Transportation Department is holding…

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Shape MassDOT’s Plan to Give Biking Equal Priority to Driving

MassDOT is seeking input through the end of the month on their newly released Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan, a comprehensive guide to future development that aims to “reverse the decades-long practice of prioritizing automobile travel over all other modes by granting people biking the same level of importance as drivers in planning, design and maintenance…

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Craigie Bridge Bike Lanes: Deadline to Demand Physical Separation

Last month, we convinced MassDOT to rethink old ideas for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Will you help us now hold MassDOT accountable for developing a safer plan? Though MassDOT has so far presented only two restriping options — neither of which includes protected bike lanes —the agency has requested public feedback and said it will…

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“Bike-lane Fever” Isn’t Breaking, Despite Globe Columnist’s Claims

Jeff Jacoby’s message in this week’s Globe editorial, “Is the bike-lane fever breaking?” is not only inaccurate, it’s pro-congestion. Never mind the cherry-picked “facts” Jacoby uses to paint a misleading picture of declining bike ridership. He completely ignores that we are in the midst of a congestion crisis — and it’s getting worse. Car commuters…

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A Major Victory on the Longfellow Bridge!

Together, we made a difference. Late last Friday, MassDOT announced it had backed down from its plan to remove flex posts on the Longfellow Bridge. As a result, we have cancelled the human protected bike lane demonstration scheduled for tomorrow morning. We are elated. This change was no doubt the result of our collective action.…

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Rally for Protected Bike Lanes on the Craigie Bridge

On Tuesday Dec. 18, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public hearing to present two options for restriping the Craigie Bridge (also known as O’Brien Highway) which was the site of last month’s fatal crash that killed Boston University student Meng Jin. Neither plan includes…

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Defend The Longfellow Bridge’s Protected Bike Lanes

Last summer, we won the first protected bike lanes across the Charles River. Now, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) wants to remove that protection in just a few days — while refusing to even consider protected bike lanes on another dangerous Charles River Bridge crossing. We need all of you to join us in…

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Mass Ave. South Needs Protected Bike Lanes. Join Our Campaign!

In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network plan under Mayor Menino promised protected bike lanes on Mass Ave. from Melnea Cass to Columbia (“Mass Ave. South”) within five years. Then in 2017, Mayor Walsh’s Go Boston 2030 Plan identified the entirety of Mass Ave. as a Vision Zero priority project. Yet today, there remain zero bike lanes,…

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