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New Bike Kitchen Co-Op In Somerville

Written by Boston Biker on May 11

This sounds awesome!  A bike co-op where you can use the tools, and the collective information of the folks around you for a very reasonable price.

About

The Somerville Bike Kitchen (SBK) is a bicycle repair cooperative where members of the community can repair their own bikes, learn about about bike repair and attend bike events. The SBK located in a 190 sq. ft. space just outside of Davis Sq. The space is managed by four volunteer staff members and is open to the public and members for drop-in hours one night a week.

Hours

Presently, the space is open to the public and members from 6pm to 9pm every Tuesday evening. We are just getting started and are working toward having having more drop-in hours. Bike stands and tools are available on a first come first serve basis.

 

more info on their website.


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Travel From New York To Boston With Your Bike

Written by Boston Biker on May 12

Got this question from a reader, anyone know a good answer?

Hi I want to travel up to boston from new york. I like to bike but that kind
of trip on bike is out of my league…

I was wondering if you guys had any info on travel by bus or train with a
bike? I will be visiting family in the natick framingham area if that helps!

any info u can share WBG!

Leave your tips in the comments.


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Good To Know

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 05

For anyone wanting to ride a bike, with a non-step through frame, and a skirt. That is unless like me you occasionally like to flash people on your bike, in which case, disregard.


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Thoughts On Her Bike

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 08

This is simply amazing…amazing…love it. It has that force of truth that you will only realize if you do right a bike every day.


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Street Talk: Mode Shift Moving From Driving To Transit, Biking, And Walking.

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 20

This just in box

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Mode shift: moving from driving to transit, biking, and walking

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
by Jason Schrieber, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

@ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge [ map… ]

free and open to the public, donation suggested. beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery and delivered thanks to Metro Pedal Power!

What makes people shift out of their cars? Is it building more subways, bike lanes, and better sidewalks? Is it financial factors like a gas tax, congestion charges, and parking prices? Is it land use patterns like a mix of uses, local retail and where people live and work? Or how about the health and environmental benefits? Think about the factors that make you choose to walk, bike, drive or take transit. What would make you, or the people you know, take one mode of transportation over another?

Come to the StreetTalk to hear Jason’s perspectives on these issues related to the metro-Boston area, and get a visual tour of some of the great places in the world for getting around. Jason will reveal some surprising truths comparing the subsidy for transit versus that for driving. He will talk about several local initiatives aimed at helping us achieve “mode shift”.

Jason Schrieber has 14 years of multi-modal planning and design experience including changing parking policies to better balance cars and other modes of transportation. Jason previously worked for the City of Cambridge where he managed all planning activities for the City’s transportation department. Nelson/Nygaard: www.nelsonnygaard.com


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