Posts Tagged ‘Longfellow Bridge’
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.…Read More
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…Read More
The state of the Longfellow Bridge: We’re making great progress!
The Longfellow Bridge has re-opened after more than five years of construction, to full beneficial use. Due to heavy campaigning by us, our partners, and YOU, the bridge is much safer than it was going to be! Flex posts have been implemented to create physical separation between people biking and driving, speed feedback signs are…Read More
Exciting Updates on the Longfellow Bridge
It’s been more than a month since you’ve received an update on the Longfellow, and a lot has happened! The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution last month endorsing our proposed striping design, joining the Cambridge City Council, which passed a similar resolution in April. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Rep. Mike Capuano also…Read More
The Public Has Spoken: The Longfellow Bridge Needs Protected Bike Lanes
Protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge are a no-brainer. Bikes comprise nearly half of all traffic on the bridge during the peak 8 a.m. hour. Yet without adequate infrastructure to handle that volume, cyclists will be exposed to unnecessary dangers when the bridge reopens next month. On Monday, we delivered to the Massachusetts Department…Read More
Longfellow Bridge Update: 3,100 Signatures Delivered to MassDOT
Today, we moved one step closer to securing protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge — and we couldn’t have done it without your help. More than 3,100 people signed our petition asking the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to reconsider its unsafe and outdated design for the Longfellow Bridge. And today, we delivered that petition to MassDOT…Read More
Longfellow Bridge Next Steps: Time for Action!
As you may have heard, the Longfellow Bridge, connecting Cambridge and Boston is scheduled to be “reopened” this May — without safe passage for people biking. You can read more in this post. Based on the fact that the last 5+ years of construction have proven that we will do fine without two lanes for…Read More
Help win Protected Bike Lanes on the Longfellow Bridge!
SIGN THE PETITION! SIGN THE PETITION! You may have heard that Gov. Baker announced the Longfellow Bridge connecting Cambridge and Boston is scheduled to be reopened this May. This is an important opportunity for Massachusetts and the Governor to live up to promises to reduce traffic fatalities and be a leader in safe…Read More