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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 Boston Public…

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Shape MassDOT’s Plan to Give Biking Equal Priority to Driving

MassDOT is seeking input through the end of the month on their newly released Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan, a comprehensive guide to future development that aims to “reverse the decades-long practice of prioritizing automobile travel over all other modes by granting people biking the same level of importance as drivers in planning, design and maintenance…

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“Bike-lane Fever” Isn’t Breaking, Despite Globe Columnist’s Claims

Jeff Jacoby’s message in this week’s Globe editorial, “Is the bike-lane fever breaking?” is not only inaccurate, it’s pro-congestion. Never mind the cherry-picked “facts” Jacoby uses to paint a misleading picture of declining bike ridership. He completely ignores that we are in the midst of a congestion crisis — and it’s getting worse. Car commuters…

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A Major Victory on the Longfellow Bridge!

Together, we made a difference. Late last Friday, MassDOT announced it had backed down from its plan to remove flex posts on the Longfellow Bridge. As a result, we have cancelled the human protected bike lane demonstration scheduled for tomorrow morning. We are elated. This change was no doubt the result of our collective action.…

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Rally for Protected Bike Lanes on the Craigie Bridge

On Tuesday Dec. 18, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public hearing to present two options for restriping the Craigie Bridge (also known as O’Brien Highway) which was the site of last month’s fatal crash that killed Boston University student Meng Jin. Neither plan includes…

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Support the Bike Union: Donate Today!

Dear friend, Our mission at the Boston Cyclists Union is to make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone. It’s why we fight for better bike lanes, demand life-saving infrastructure changes, and hold officials accountable for making year-over-year improvements to our streets. We need your help so that we can continue to make change. On…

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Support our Bike to Market program: Donate today!

Dear friend, When access to bike shops is restricted by geography or expense, even minor repairs can keep riders off the roads — a problem that disproportionately impacts those who rely on their bikes for transportation. We are there to bridge that gap by providing free, expert repairs in neighborhoods with limited access to bike shops…

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Defend The Longfellow Bridge’s Protected Bike Lanes

Last summer, we won the first protected bike lanes across the Charles River. Now, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) wants to remove that protection in just a few days — while refusing to even consider protected bike lanes on another dangerous Charles River Bridge crossing. We need all of you to join us in…

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Support the bike community this #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is here! Will you help us raise critical dollars to advocate for better bike infrastructure and to provide community bike repair and education to those who need it most? GIVE TODAY! On the advocacy front, we’re fighting for safety improvements on the Craigie and Longfellow Bridges. And we’re campaigning for separated bike lanes on…

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A Car-Free Northern Ave. Bridge is Within Reach

The City of Boston is planning to rebuild the Northern Avenue Bridge to support rampant growth in the Seaport — and one proposed redesign would create a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists. Join us in urging the city to build a bridge to a sustainable future, not a car-choked past. Northern Avenue Bridge Project…

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