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Got this in the email from DotBike, pretty awesome that they have agreed to fund this project, its been in the works a long long time. If you have never ridden on the green-way, you should its gorgeous pretty much year round.
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Contact: Heather Johnson, Bonnie McGilpin, Juli Hanscom – 617-725-4025; SJ Port (DCR) – 617-626-1453; Cyndi Roy (MassDOT) – 857-368-8500
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$1.9 million for design to complete bicycle and pedestrian path; connecting communities and improving the transportation network
Tags: bike path, Dorchester, DotBike, neponset greenway
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I took this a couple days ago when it was really cold. It’s often hard to tell how many cyclists are out on the streets. They leave traces though.
With the recent warmth I have noticed a storm of new riders in the morning, and I am sure for every four or five I see there are 10-20 that are riding at slightly different speed/times than me.
There is a revolution out there, all year, all weather, lots and lots of people on bikes!
Tags: bike path, signs of life, we are legion
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I have gotten reports that the emerald necklace bike path between longwood and park st is under construction (see map here).
Anyone else notice this? Anyone got a good detour route for people?
(thanks Geoff for the heads up)
Tags: bike path, Construction, detour
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Today the globe reported that Milton, our rich pale neighbors to the south, plan on building a giant wall around their town. When asked why every Milton resident was out putting sand in bags, and hauling cinder blocks to the border, Milton police chief Richard G. Whiteguy said “We worry about opportunities not only for those on the bike path but also for criminal perpetrators to now have an easy opportunity to cross into.” (via)
When the reporter ran that phrase through the politically correct translator here is what the computers printed on the screen “We don’t want any black people coming into our neighborhood.” Wall started construction started immediately. When residents heard that black people could now enter their town by bike path, they realized they might also be able to enter via road, train, or even walking.
“A giant wall is the only thing that can save us.” Added one particularly melanin free resident, “With giant spikes!” added another helpfully. When asked what they were worried about Brian O’Caucasian repplied “The people who come and go here — we know them all,’’ he said in a phone interview. “If you put a bike path through the neighborhood, it would take that sense of safety away.’’ (via) Translated through the PC-o-matic that roughly translates to “We don’t want any black people coming here, because we think they are all criminals, only the people who live here now are OK.”
Local bikers, and pedestrians of Mattapan have lamented that the new wall will cut right through the proposed bike lane that would complete the Neponset River Green Way path. “I guess with the advancement in technology that allowed bridges to cross the river, the Milton residents had no choice but built a wall, I mean how else would they keep us out?” Said Mattapan resident Peter Cyclist. When informed that bridges have been around for thousands of years, and that several currently exist that will allow Boston residents to travel into Milton Mr. Cyclist responded “Seriously? Well ain’t this some racist bullshit then.”
Full report here.
Tags: bike path, boston globe, racist bullshit
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Smooth like butter, the new pavement on the southwest corridor is done, and it is nice! Anyone else ride it yet? What are your thoughts?
Tags: bike path, new pavement, smooth, southwest corridor
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