Way back in September of 2010 the Bike Union sent a comment letter to the city on a 25% design for Causeway Street in Boston. It suggested for the first time the concept of “Harborbike;” a two-way cycletrack connecting Atlantic, Commercial and Causeway streets.
The idea kicked around in Boston’s City Hall for a year or two as plans for the three streets continued to evolve, getting mentions in public meetings for bike lanes on Atlantic, Commercial and Causeway, but then got picked up by a team of planners working on ideas for “Connect Historic Boston” – a project that aimed to improve access for visitors to National Park Service properties as well and thousands of Boston residents.
The resulting innovative and smart Boston Transportation Department concept won a very competitive $15.5 million national TIGER Grant in 2013 and hundreds of Boston Cyclists Union members like you showed up at several public meetings to support it at design meetings ever since-helping to create an amazing new facility that will be safe and inviting to people of all ages and abilities.
Tomorrow, the first ground will be broken!
Come join us, the city, the state, the feds and Boston’s bike advocacy community for this huge historic moment!
Connect Historic Boston Groundbreaking
Fri., July 10, 1pm
(open house starting at noon)
Union Street in the Blackstone Block
(near Union Street and Marshall Street)
See you there!