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The Union Rider: November 2019

A victory for road safety at the State House On Monday, Gov. Baker signed a law banning the handheld use of cellphones while  tdriving. This “hands-free” bill was one of our top legislative priorities this year. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the State House for World Day of Remembrance on Nov. 17 (photos from that…

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  This year, there’s a lot to be thankful for. With your help, we’ve fought for and won improvements to our roads that will go a long way towards making biking in the Boston area safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Thanks to your grassroots advocacy, new bike infrastructure has…

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Join us for World Day of Remembrance this Sunday

  This Sunday, on World Day of Remembrance, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition is organizing a day of actions to remember those who have been injured or lost to traffic violence, and to demand safe streets for everyone in our communities. World Day of Remembrance is an annual event taking place in cities around the world. In Massachusetts, we gather…

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Rutherford Ave and Sullivan Square: The Vision of a New Linear Park and Walkable Neighborhood Betrayed by the “Underpass Option”

  By Professor Peter Furth Please sign this petition in support of the Surface Option! In the 1960’s, Rutherford Ave in Charlestown was converted into a 10-lane highway complete with underpasses and flyovers, decimating Sullivan Square in the process, so that it could carry all the traffic from the terminus of I-93 – which at…

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5 Projects that will change biking in the Boston Area in 2017: #3 The Beacon St Cycletrack

This is Part 3 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 Doug Johnson, Community Organizer at the Boston Cyclists Union…

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