Healthy Streets Boston
The COVID pandemic has increased the urgency to invest in safe, sustainable and equitable transportation. Boston's Healthy Streets plan is a good step in that direction, but it is only a first step.
We're organizing Bostonians to demand the city build off the initial success of Healthy Streets with more pop-up bike lanes, more permanent bike lanes, and more projects that support walking and transit.
Speak up for safer streets and a better bike network
Already, we're making progress. Since we began organizing, Boston committed to making pop-up bike lanes downtown permanent, and adding new temporary lanes to Cummins and American Legion Highways. Help us continue to gain momentum!
Tell the Boston Transportation Department you support our recommendations for the next phase(s) of Healthy Streets.
Share your Bike Story
To highlight the importance of the Healthy Streets bike lanes, as well as the range of people using them, we've re-launched our #BostonBikeStories series with a new focus on Healthy Streets. By sharing these stories, we hope to build support for bolder action on Boston's streets.
Got a story about how the pandemic is impacting how you get around, how you like the new bike lanes, or where you'd like to see more action? We'd love to hear from you!
More about this campaign
This summer, Boston installed temporary protected bike lanes Downtown and on Cummins Highway (see complete map here) as part of Healthy Streets. While those changes were welcome, they lacked a focus on equity and failed to address some of Boston's most pressing needs.
In response, we sent recommendations for the next phase(s) of Healthy Streets to city officials. And as a result of our organizing, some of those goals — like making the downtown network permanent — have already been met.
We're now asking Boston to adopt more of our recommendations, and to swiftly advance more priority projects from Go Boston 2030, including the rapid expansion of the city's bike network.
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