Southie Bikes Response To Canceled Bike Lane Meeting

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 12

Got this in the email from Southie Bikes:

 

It has always been the position of Southie Bikes to listen to the constructive feedback from the people in the neighborhood. We received plenty of great ideas for how to make bike lanes work well in Southie, and we look forward to incorporating those ideas into the design going forward. There is more work to be done, and given Boston’s rapidly changing political landscape the meeting will be deferred to a future date.

Planet Southie, Southie Bikes, Chamber of Commerce, and City Councilor Bill Linehan have more work to do toward common understanding.

Ride safe everyone! Southie Bikes

Which sounds to me like someone (can’t say who from this limited info), is putting a monkey wrench into this process. I think we can safely assume that its not the bike advocates, so you know, do your own detective work.

Either way as some readers of this website have pointed out, this process is probably better than what happened in Charlestown where the lanes were put in, taken out, and put in again…  This town is full to the brim with cyclists these days, and one way or another its pretty clear that cycling infrastructure is the future.  Lets just hope this whole mess gets sorted out sooner rather than later.

No one should be afraid of public input on projects, hopefully at some point this meeting happens.


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3 Responses to “Southie Bikes Response To Canceled Bike Lane Meeting”

  1. By anon on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    Unfortunately in interviews with WGBH this week, the two frontrunners in the mayoral election polls (Walsh & Connolly) have made it clear they are regressive when it comes to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

  2. By Jon Ramos on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    Detective work made easy for everyone:

    http://southbostontoday.com/councilor-bill-linehan-opposes-bike-lanes-on-broadway/

  3. By john on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    Menino likes to say the car is no longer king, and that “biking is the best way to get around Boston” (a recent tweet), but he doesn’t follow that up with action. Just putting bike lanes where its easy is not showing you really believe in bicycling as an option for all citizens of Boston. Stand up or get out of the way Menino.

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