Bikeways for Everybody

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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Two ways to get more bike lanes in Boston right now

In July, Boston added temporary bike lanes Downtown and on Cummins Highway to support safe mobility during the pandemic. We’re now campaigning for Boston to expand on this initial effort — and to use short-term fixes toward permanent improvements.  Here’s how you can help make that happen: 1) Take a BTD survey— In just a few…

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Speak up for bus + bike improvements on Columbus Ave.!

Dedicated bus and bike lanes could come to Columbus Ave. — and your support can get both on the ground soon. Today, attend one of two virtual meetings with the Boston Transportation Department, and speak up in favor of 1) dedicated bus lanes, and 2) protected bike lanes between Jackson Square and Walnut Ave.! Columbus…

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Joint Statement: Arborway Parkways Improvements Project

Below is a joint letter the BCU, LivableStreets Alliance and WalkBoston sent to the Department of Conservation and Recreation regarding the Arborway Parkways Improvement Project. For more about that project, head here. Department of Conservation and RecreationOffice of Public Outreach251 Causeway St 6th FloorBoston, MA 02114 CC: Senator Chang-Diaz, Representative Nika Elugardo, Representative Liz Malia,…

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Get Involved: Western Avenue Corridor Study + Rezoning

With Allston-Brighton experiencing significant growth in recent years, Boston is preparing for big changes along Western Ave. — including the potential for protected bike lanes.  Next Tuesday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the Western Avenue Corridor Study, and to hear feedback from the public. This is a great opportunity…

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Arborway Improvements: Feedback due FRIDAY

With the Arborway Parkways Improvement Project just getting underway, now is a crucial opportunity to shape this project’s goals — including whether it will aim to complete the Emerald Necklace with protected bike lanes. You have until THIS FRIDAY (July 10) to tell the Department of Conservation and Recreation what you want to see done with the Arborway. You can…

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Speak up for protected bike lanes on the Arborway!

Big changes could finally come to the Arborway — but we need your help getting them on the ground. Next Wednesday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss next steps in the Arborway Parkway Improvements Project. Show up and speak up for protected bike lanes! Arborway Parkways Improvement Project…

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Don’t let parking stop protected bike lanes on Mass Ave.!

Boston has plans to complete protected bike lanes this year on Mass Ave. between Melnea Cass Blvd. and Columbia Rd., but that could change due to last-minute concerns about the impact on parking from a few businesses. Here’s what you can do to convince the city to move ahead with these long-needed bike lanes:Email Councilors Baker…

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