Boston Bike Story

Boston Bike Story: Jordan

I’ve been biking my whole life on Boston streets and I ride most days from Lower Mills to Roxbury for work. Riding makes me feel free. I used to be up on the sidewalk and only go into the street when I was following my dad, but now I know how to protect myself and…

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Boston Bike Story: Barry

When did you start biking, and why do you bike? I started biking when I was a baby when my mother bought me a bike. I love riding bikes. It gets me around, and it’s free transportation. It keeps my limbs loose and flexible — they used to be so tight. It’s great exercise and…

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Boston Bike Story: Jay

I started biking with a group of friends when I was 14 and moved to Boston from Harlem, New York. We would ride BMX bikes, but really any type of bike. And now, I’m 23 and I’m still biking. I bike a lot in Downtown Crossing, and from there I go around the whole city.…

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Boston Bike Story: Edwin & Francisco Johnson

In a first for the Boston Bike Story project, we’re spotlighting two riders this week: Edwin Johnson, and his son, Francisco. And in another first, we’re providing bilingual interviews so you can listen to Edwin tell his bike story in English or Spanish. In these interviews, you’ll hear about Francisco’s “super fast” bike, how his…

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Boston Bike Story: Angela Lou

I started biking recreationally when I was 5 years old, but more recently started commuting. I bike daily to Dorchester where I work as a BPS teacher. It’s about 4 miles each way. Why do you bike? Freedom, fitness, and function. I rely on biking year-round to get around the city (I don’t own a car.)…

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Boston Bike Story: Martha Merson

I have lots of bike stories because I’ve been biking all over since 1992. A Lot of people say, ‘Oh I wouldn’t bike. I’m afraid of being hit,’ but I haven’t really had a serious experience like that. In general my biking stories are very happy. It’s the best way for me to get around.…

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Boston Bike Story: Nubia

“Me gusta andar en BlueBikes para pasear o ir a comer con amigos. Lo uso porque no tengo carro y porque es más rápido que ir en bus. Normalmente ando en los senderos como por aquí [El Greenway] pero tambien voy en las calles más tranquilas.” “I like to ride BlueBikes to go on short…

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Boston Bike Story: Felix

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a bike. There was a long time when I was biking by myself, but then I started going to group rides like Boston Bike Party and really getting to know what biking was all about. I became addicted. Feeling the fresh air, being active, it’s…

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Boston Bike Story: Emmanuell De Barros

What’s your bike story?After advocating for public transit to be more efficient and affordable, I saw that biking was also getting better — getting safer, clearer, connected routes — and I saw the advantage of biking as a faster way to get around. Then when I was at Dorchester Bay working with the Healthy Community…

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Boston Bike Story: Tea Su

I’ve been biking my whole life. I used to bike to school when I was in middle school and college. Where I grew up in China, people would bike together and take the street because there were no bike lanes. When I came to America, I took my folding bike on the plane because I…

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