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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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Back in 2014 (and even earlier), the Bike Union and advocates from allied organizations, including the student group BU Bikes, fought hard to convince the City of Boston and Boston University that a redesigned Commonwealth Ave would not be complete without protected bike lanes. Thanks to the work of countless advocates we successfully convinced the…

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This week our community suffered a tragic, loss.  60-year old Joe Lavins of Lexington was fatally killed in a collision with a truck, approaching the intersection of Mass Ave and Somerville Ave in Cambridge, at morning rush hour on Wednesday, October 5th.   We know that the trauma of traffic violence runs deep, and has…

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Streets are for People Rally

  The status quo is not working. An estimated 179 people were killed in traffic crashes in Massachusetts during the first half of this year, including 13 pedestrians in the City of Boston. It’s time to rally and call for safer streets. Will you join us? Meet us at Boston City Hall Plaza on Thursday,…

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Lessons from Copenhagen: Reflections on a Bicycle-Urbanism Master Class by Steve Bercu

I recently returned from Copenhagen, one of our planet’s great bicycling capitals, where I participated in a June 2016 master class on bicycle urbanism led by the Copenhagenize design firm, the gurus behind, among other things, the legendary Cycle Chic blog.  This company was founded by bicycle-urbanist extraordinaire, Mikael Colville-Anderson, pictured here.   My classmates…

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