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Bike Swap Fundraiser

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 30

bike partsGet rid of that old frame you have been meaning to build up for years (you know you aint gonna do it!), or pick up an old frame to build up. Hell just come check out this cool event. On Saturday, May 3, from 10am-2pm, there will be a bike swap fundraiser held at MIT to benefit Bike & Build (www.bikeandbuild.org). Bike & Build is a non-profit dedicated to raising money for affordable housing causes. This summer, they will be leading seven cross-country cycling trips, and along the way, riders will stop to build homes with local affordable housing. The swap organizers will be riders on the Boston to Santa Barbara route.

Bike Swap Details:

What: Come buy, sell, or trade new and used bike gear (and bikes)

Where: Walker Memorial – Morss Hall, MIT
142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
(click here for more details)

When: Saturday, May 3, 10am-2pm

$5 general admission
$15 to sell (tables provided, setup from 9-10am)

Parking: There is limited street parking on Memorial Drive and Ames St. Your best bet would be to park in the Hayward Lot or in the Cambridge Center garages on Ames St. & Broadway (see here).

Email [email protected] to reserve vendor space, or for more information


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Street Talk: New Amsterdam Project

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 29

STREET TALK! (This coming TUESDAY)
The New Amsterdam Project: Human powered cargo trikes; paving the way for sustainable delivery services
Tue. Apr. 29, 7 – 8:30 pm
by Andrew Brown, founder and CEO of the New Amsterdam Project @ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge

free and open to the public, donation suggested, beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery!

Attend, learn & be inspired by the recently launched, Cambridge-based bicycle delivery service, the New Amsterdam Project (NAP). NAP provides human-powered pick-up and delivery services for local businesses, organizations and universities. Founder and CEO, Andrew Brown will be discussing the inspiration behind the cargo-trike fleet and how the company will transform the Boston metro area.

When it comes to urban delivery services, the New Amsterdam Project’s fleet of human-powered trikes is quickly becoming a strong competitor to conventional vans and trucks. Thanks to their compact design, these cargo vehicles –which accommodate up to 600 lbs.– can easily navigate urban congestion and require a fraction of the space otherwise needed for parking/ delivery by a car, van or truck. And, as a zero-emissions transportation service; the NAP is able to offer clients and their communities an environmentally sound alternative for their transportation needs. Their clients include: Boston Organics, Taza Chocolate, Petsi Pies, and many others.

The New Amsterdam project was recently featured in a Christian Science monitor article: “Cargo trikes nudge delivery trucks in Cambridge, Mass.; A Cambridge, Mass., delivery company is using industrial tricycles to deliver goods in efforts to curb global emissions.”

This event is sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance


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Meeting On New “Gateway To The Arborway” Planning Initiative

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 29

WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting to discuss the new “Gateway to the Arborway” planning initiative. The plan, developed by DCR in partnership with the Arborway Coalition, addresses improvements for the portion of the Arborway between Murray Circle and the William J. Casey Overpass and includes alternatives for managing the vegetation on the “Arborway Hillside” (between Jamaica Place and Hampstead Road), improving pedestrian and bicycle access from the Casey Overpass to the Arborway, and removing the fencing at the Arboretum crosswalk. The public is encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Monday
May 5
7 p.m.

WHERE: Curtis Hall
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain


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Street Talk: The New Amsterdam Project, Human Powered Cargo Trikes

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 29

STREET TALK! (This coming TUESDAY)
The New Amsterdam Project: Human powered cargo trikes; paving the way for sustainable delivery services
Tue. Apr. 28, 7 – 8:30 pm
by Andrew Brown, founder and CEO of the New Amsterdam Project @ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge

free and open to the public, donation suggested, beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery!

Attend, learn & be inspired by the recently launched, Cambridge-based bicycle delivery service, the New Amsterdam Project (NAP). NAP provides human-powered pick-up and delivery services for local businesses, organizations and universities. Founder and CEO, Andrew Brown will be discussing the inspiration behind the cargo-trike fleet and how the company will transform the Boston metro area.

When it comes to urban delivery services, the New Amsterdam Project’s fleet of human-powered trikes is quickly becoming a strong competitor to conventional vans and trucks. Thanks to their compact design, these cargo vehicles –which accommodate up to 600 lbs.– can easily navigate urban congestion and require a fraction of the space otherwise needed for parking/ delivery by a car, van or truck. And, as a zero-emissions transportation service; the NAP is able to offer clients and their communities an environmentally sound alternative for their transportation needs. Their clients include: Boston Organics, Taza Chocolate, Petsi Pies, and many others.

The New Amsterdam project was recently featured in a Christian Science monitor article: “Cargo trikes nudge delivery trucks in Cambridge, Mass.; A Cambridge, Mass., delivery company is using industrial tricycles to deliver goods in efforts to curb global emissions.”

This event is sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance


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Street Talk: New Amsterdam Project, Human Powered Cargo Trikes

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 24

STREET TALK! (This coming TUESDAY)
The New Amsterdam Project: Human powered cargo trikes; paving the way for sustainable delivery services
Tue. Apr. 28, 7 – 8:30 pm
by Andrew Brown, founder and CEO of the New Amsterdam Project @ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge

free and open to the public, donation suggested, beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery!

Attend, learn & be inspired by the recently launched, Cambridge-based bicycle delivery service, the New Amsterdam Project (NAP). NAP provides human-powered pick-up and delivery services for local businesses, organizations and universities. Founder and CEO, Andrew Brown will be discussing the inspiration behind the cargo-trike fleet and how the company will transform the Boston metro area.

When it comes to urban delivery services, the New Amsterdam Project’s fleet of human-powered trikes is quickly becoming a strong competitor to conventional vans and trucks. Thanks to their compact design, these cargo vehicles –which accommodate up to 600 lbs.– can easily navigate urban congestion and require a fraction of the space otherwise needed for parking/ delivery by a car, van or truck. And, as a zero-emissions transportation service; the NAP is able to offer clients and their communities an environmentally sound alternative for their transportation needs. Their clients include: Boston Organics, Taza Chocolate, Petsi Pies, and many others.

The New Amsterdam project was recently featured in a Christian Science monitor article: “Cargo trikes nudge delivery trucks in Cambridge, Mass.; A Cambridge, Mass., delivery company is using industrial tricycles to deliver goods in efforts to curb global emissions.”

This event is sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance


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The Word On The Street

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    • Do You Want Protected Bike Lanes On The Longfellow? April 13, 2018
      TweetFrom Cambridge Bike Safety: The Longfellow Bridge, a critical bike connector to Boston, is going to be restriped and reopened in May. You may be surprised to learn that in the final design, the inbound bike lane will be similar … Continue reading →
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    • #30DaysofBiking Day 7 April 7, 2018
      TweetThis is better! A sunny, somewhat cool spring day. Me on my bike, my daughter on a trail-a-bike, and my son on his bike. We rode down the Southwest Corridor, stopped at Ula Cafe for lunch, rode over by Jamaica … Continue reading →
      Liam
    • Riding Lexington Street, Waltham, July 4, 2015 April 7, 2018
      TweetIt should be noted that bike lanes have been installed on much of the stretch of Lexington Street shown in the videos. Videos showing the new conditions are in preparation. Two videos, for now: A demonstration of lane control in … Continue reading →
      jsallen
    • Riding Lexington Street, Waltham, July 4, 2015 April 7, 2018
      TweetIt shoudl be noted that bike lanes have been installed on much of the stretch of Lexington Street shown in the videos. Videos showing the new conditions are in preparation. Two videos, for now: A demonstration of lane control in … Continue reading →
      jsallen
    • #30DaysofBiking Days 3,4,5, and 6 April 6, 2018
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      Liam
    • #30DaysofBiking Day 2 April 3, 2018
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      Liam
    • #30DaysofBiking Day 1 April 2, 2018
      TweetI didn’t think I was going to go for a bike ride on Easter Sunday.  As tends to be my habit, I ride less and less in the winter time and then find it hard to get back into the … Continue reading →
      Liam
    • Police Seek Driver Who Struck Cyclist In Hit And Run March 23, 2018
      Tweet Cambridge police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who allegedly struck a 14-year-old boy on the morning of March 15 and fled the scene. A silver Toyota Prius struck the boy around 7:22 a.m. that … Continue reading →
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    • Pewter Cast “Gem” Earrings March 9, 2018
      Carved, cast and made these pewter (lead free) “gem” earrings.  They have a lovely faceted surface that catches the light and has a lot of depth and interesting texture.  My first real effort at making my own beads.  If you lik... Continue reading →
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    • Silver “Rock” Earrings March 9, 2018
        I carved and cast these silver “rock” earrings for my partner. The hardest part was getting those little jump rings soldered to the top of the “rock” without melting them or the rock…but I did it and she loved them. Continue reading →
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