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The main reason we have too much traffic, is because we have too many people driving cars…but it also has a lot to to do with the fact that people are horrible at driving.
Want a simple way to make your life a lot better? Stop driving your car to work!
Also, don’t blame cyclists we are speeding you up, not slowing you down.
Besides all the mental anguish people suffer from driving cars, there is the very real and very serious threat of climate change. It’s long past time when you could just close your eyes and do nothing, make your life better, make everyone’s life better, ride a bike!
Tags: bad drivers, driving, traffic, video
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I have been enjoying going past this road sign the last couple weeks, every couple days it has a new message for motorists.
A week or so ago it was explaining how bike boxes work, I didn’t get a picture of that. Then after that it was telling people to look for bikes before they open their car doors….I didn’t get a picture of that either.
But I did get these ones.
“Look for bikes before turning”
“Bicycles can always use full travel lane”
Keep it up Somerville!
Tags: awesome road sign, education, somerville
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Tags: columbia road, fairmont innovation lab, livable streets, uphams corner
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DotBike is awesome! If you live in Dorchester and want to make it better for cycling check them out!
- CTPS bike/walkability study of several Fairmount Line Station areas
- DotBike Board formation
- Local project updates
- 2015, A Lost Year? A discussion/speculation on why almost no infrastructure improvements for biking were made this year in Boston (not even repainting the bike lanes that faded/were plowed off last winter)
- Advocacy Strategy Session. (Action item for #4)
- Drink a beer or two, or maybe three.
Tags: DotBike, rules
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From Livable Streets:
We are excited to announce two opportunities – a StreetTalk featuring our Emerald Network Initiative and a limited time discount on some amazing bikes. See below to learn more!
Our fall StreetTalk will explore what role the Emerald Network can play in not only increasing mobility options for people in the Metro area, but also tackling challenges like economic development, equity, climate change and public health in urban Boston. To learn more click here.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
5:30 – 6:30 pm Emerald Networking Reception (cash bar)
6:30 – 8:00 pm StreetTalk: Connecting our Urban Greenways
@ Boston Society of Architects
290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210
Cost: $10 general admission; LivableStreets members get in for FREE
StreetTalks sell out quickly. What are you waiting for, register today!
|photo credit: Kyle Ramey|
Our friends at Urban AdvenTours are selling a limited number of Royal Dutch Gazelle bikes. And in the month of October they are offering a $50 discount to anyone who mentions LivableStreets. They’ll also give LivableStreets $50 for every bike sold!
For more information or to purchase a Gazelle call Urban AdvenTours at (617) 670-0637 and be sure to mention LivableStreets!
These are sturdy, comfortable bikes made for every day riding in the city. They include built in lights, bells, a rear wheel lock …and happen to be LivableStreets orange! Swing by the LivableStreets office if you’d like to check one out before purchasing.
And don’t forget, this offer is only available during October – so get your Gazelle today!
Save the date for our annual StreetTalk 10-in-1
Last, but certainly not least, we hope you’ll save the date forDecember 1, when we’ll hold our annual 10-in-1 StreetTalk.
We are planning an extra special 10-in-1 as part of our 10th Anniversary celebration and we hope you’ll join us. Look out for more details soon!
We hope to see you at our StreetTalk on November 3rd. Perhaps you’ll ride your brand new Gazelle there!
Tags: livable streets, Street Talk
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