Posts Tagged ‘Protected Bike Lanes’
Tremont St. Businesses Support Protected Bike Lanes
In November, the Boston Transportation Department presented three concept designs for redesigning Tremont St. Out of the three, we prefer concept one because, as the only option to include protected bike lanes, it makes the most significant safety improvements for people biking and walking. By implementing a road diet (a reduction in vehicle travel lanes)…Read More
Endorse the Cambridge Cycling Safety Ordinance!
The following action alert comes from our friends at Cambridge Bicycle Safety, and concerns a legally binding ordinance that, if passed, would require the City of Cambridge to build more protected bike lanes when making other street updates. Cambridge is leading the region on bike issues — there’s ample reason why it now outranks Boston among…Read More
Craigie Bridge Bike Lanes: Deadline to Demand Physical Separation
Last month, we convinced MassDOT to rethink old ideas for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Will you help us now hold MassDOT accountable for developing a safer plan? Though MassDOT has so far presented only two restriping options — neither of which includes protected bike lanes —the agency has requested public feedback and said it will…Read More
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
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…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
Mass Ave. South Needs Protected Bike Lanes. Join Our Campaign!
In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network plan under Mayor Menino promised protected bike lanes on Mass Ave. from Melnea Cass to Columbia (“Mass Ave. South”) within five years. Then in 2017, Mayor Walsh’s Go Boston 2030 Plan identified the entirety of Mass Ave. as a Vision Zero priority project. Yet today, there remain zero bike lanes,…Read More
Support Protected Bike Lanes on Tremont St.
This Wednesday the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will hold the second in a series of community meetings to plan a new design for Tremont Street from Melnea Cass to Herald St. In this meeting, 2-3 possible designs will be presented for feedback. Tremont St was chosen for redesign after two pedestrians were killed crossing the…Read More
Make South Boston Roads Safer For All
Change cannot come quickly enough to South Boston, where a spate of recent crashes — including one in July that killed a toddler — has the city eyeing long-awaited improvements to roadways throughout the neighborhood.Read More
Tell the State: Add Protected Bike Lanes to Day Boulevard!
William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston is unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a road safety audit, and changes are coming to address that problem. What those changes will look like is now up to you, as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are seeking public…Read More