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The Union Rider: January 2022

Speak up for a safer Arborway More than 200 people attended a virtual meeting this month about the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plans to redesign the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. It was great to see so many BCU supporters in the Zoom room! There are two more opportunities to shape the…

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Shape the future of the Arborway!

On January 20, DCR presented four alternative designs for the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. We have reviewed the designs extensively with BCU supporters, other advocacy organizations and area-residents who walk, bike and move through here on various modes and have the following suggestions to make the Arborway as safe, accessible and park-like…

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The Union Rider: December 2021

Thank you for another great year As we close the book on 2021, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all we accomplished together this year. With your support, we: Reached 750+ Bostonians through our electoral organizing and education drive. (We’ve already seen the impact of this work with Mayor Wu’s appointment of long-time streets…

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The Union Rider: November 2021

We did it! Protected bike lanes on Mass Ave Bridge You spoke, and MassDOT listened: The agency is using cones to pilot protected bike lanes and a vehicle lane reduction on the Harvard Bridge (aka Mass Ave Bridge) this winter, with more robust changes expected next spring.  This is an enormous advancement for road safety,…

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Last chance: Take our supporter survey

With help from a team of graduate students at Brandeis, we created a survey to learn more about our network and followers. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to complete it so we can better understand how to serve your interests! The survey is only open through tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21.Can you spare a few minutes today…

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Last chance for more bike lanes in Boston’s budget

Last month, we delivered a petition in support of the Boston Bike Budget, signed by more than 1,500 Bostonians, to the Boston City Council. Since then, we’ve learned that support for more bike lanes runs even deeper. According to a new poll, 75% of Boston-area residents want more protected bike lanes, even if that means reducing…

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Tell Boston: Invest in communities, not policing

The Boston Cyclists Union’s vision for “safe streets” goes beyond bike infrastructure and transit access. It also includes ensuring everyone—especially Black people and other people of color who are subjected to racism, violence and police brutality—feel safe traveling through every neighborhood of Boston. Today, one year after police in Minneapolis murdered George Floyd, we have an opportunity to…

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Take action for 10 more miles of bike lanes in Boston

Sign the Petition: #BostonBikeBudget Last year, our movement led Boston to add an unprecedented 6+ miles of new bike lanes. This year, we’re building support for Boston to go further: 10 miles of protected bike lanes in the next year, and 10 more the year after. Will you add your name to our petition for…

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Union Rider: April 2021

Petition: 10 more miles ofbike lanes in Boston this year Exciting news: Mayor Janey’s first budget proposal includes many of the projects we’re asking for in our Boston Bike Budget. However, the mayor’s proposal has some notable omissions when it comes to bike projects, and falls short of the 10 miles of protected bike lanes we’re asking for this year.…

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Sign up for the ride of a lifetime!

Bos/treal 2021 || August 14-19Boston, MA — Hero Islands, VT We’re excited to announce that registration will soon open for this year’s edition of Bos/treal! Bos/treal (Boss-tree-all) is a weeklong bike tour and fundraiser that benefits the BCU. In 2021, participants will ride about 300 miles over 4 days before spending two nights resting on the…

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