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Take two important actions for Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, an annual celebration since 1956 of everything great about bikes—and a time we look forward to every year when we get to connect with and grow our bike community! Check out our calendar of events below. (It is by no means exhaustive. If you have other events to share, let us…

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Statement: On Daunte Wright and mobility justice

“What will it take for law enforcement to stop killing people of color?” asks Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney representing the family of Daunte Wright, whom police shot and killed Sunday during a traffic stop in Minnesota. “This level of lethal force was entirely preventable and inhumane.” If you’ve wondered why we, as transportation…

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Join our board, staff or core committees

We’re adding to our team. Want to get more involved? After growing our capacity to kick off 2021 (more on that below!) we’re already growing again. We’re now adding members to our board of directors, hiring for a couple of staff positions, and seeking to bring new voices to the volunteer committees that steer our work.…

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Statement on the Murders of Asian-American Women in Atlanta

The BCU condemns last week’s mass murder of Asian-American women in Atlanta, which escalated a pattern of anti-Asian harassment and violence that has surged amid the pandemic.  We are deeply troubled, though sadly not surprised, by this deadly crime. Anti-Asian hate and stereotypes have a long and terrible history in America, and Asian women in…

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Bike Month: New membership model, Bike Bingo + more!

Bike Month is one of the most important opportunities every year to connect with our members, grow our movement and raise funds for our work. Usually held in May, this nationwide celebration of biking was moved to September this year due to COVID. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to complicate how we connect with the bike…

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BCU Board Transition: New President Angela Johnson-Rodriguez

Last week, Steven Bercu stepped down from his role as Boston Cyclists Union (BCU) Board President, and handed the reins to now-former BCU Board Vice President Angela Johnson-Rodriguez. (Katie Theodoros, a Board member since May 2019, was voted in as the new Board VP.) Below are statements from both Angela and Steve about the transition. Combined,…

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Recommendations for Boston’s Healthy Streets COVID Response

Below is the letter we, MassBike, LivableStreets Alliance and WalkBoston sent to Chief of Streets Chris Osgood regarding Boston’s Healthy Streets plan. June 16, 2020 Chris Osgood, Chief of Streets 1 City Hall Square, Room 603 Boston, MA 02201 Dear Chief Osgood, On May 12th, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented a plan to the…

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Amid Economic Toll of COVID-19, Boston Cyclists Union and Wagner Foundation Launch Subsidized Bluebikes pass program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jon Terbush, Communications Director, Boston Cyclists Unionjterbush@bostoncyclistsunion.org, 860.466.0910 BOSTON, Mass. (May 27, 2020) — As the economic fallout from the coronavirus continues to unfold, the Boston Cyclists Union (BCU) and Wagner Foundation have partnered with Bluebikes to provide limited-income individuals with subsidized annual passes to Greater Boston’s bike-share program.  “The Boston Cyclist…

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