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Riding The New Bike Lanes On The BU Bridge

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 29

Some great video from Greg over at his site documenting the new bike lanes on the BU bridge. Thanks Greg!

Cambridge to Boston

Boston to Cambridge

Motor traffic moved quite swimmingly over the BU Bridge today as I rode over on my bicycle in its brand-spanking-new freshly painted bike lanes; not quite the “spur” of “road rage” Boston Globe columnist Stephanie Ebbert predicted some two years ago that I was looking forward to seeing. Have a look for yourself:

Read more of Greg’s great analysis here.

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Livable Streets BU Bridge Update

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 21

from the email this morning, looks pretty sweet!




Today, the BU Bridge construction is complete! Bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings are in!


2008                                this morning, 2011

LivableStreets has worked non-stop for the past three years to ensure that the Charles River bridges are designed to better accommodate biking, walking, and transit. Why? When the Massachusetts Legislature committed $3 billion dollars to reconstruct deficient bridges across Massachusetts, there were no plans to improve conditions for biking and walking on bridges across the Charles River.


Thanks to your signatures on postcards, your attendance at events, your voice at public meetings, all coalition partners, and your donations to LivableStreets, together, we are winning ground-breaking victories that challenge the status quo.


This is a major victory. Improvements to the BU Bridge have created a new vital link, providing more transportation options and new opportunities to integrate physical activity into our daily lives. We are witnessing a growing wave of interest in walking, bicycling, public transit and livable communities. This is a great time to show your support for better biking, walking, and public transit. Join LivableStreets today!


Today and tomorrow – Wednesday and Thursday – LivableStreets Ambassadors will be out on the BU Bridge between 8 and 9 AM giving out goodies and collecting thank you postcards to send to transportation officials to thank them for the new bridge. Come celebrate with us!


The BU Bridge used to be the major obstacle in my commute to the Longwood Medical Area,” LivableStreets member Emily Blood tells us. “Now I’ll bike more often, and it will be so much safer to cross.

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BU Bridge Bike Lanes

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 20

Got a tip in the email today about the BU Bridge bike lanes. Thanks John.

I have word that the BU bridge will be getting its final striped tonight.

Anyone notice new paint on their commute?

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Preivew Of BU Bridge Bike Lanes

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 07

Greg has a great preview and discussion about the future BU bike lanes over on his blog.

here is a taste

If you’ve been biking anywhere near the BU bridge (or BU for that matter) in the past few years, you might have noticed it’s a big spattered mess of construction (like the Big Dig smack in the middle of BU’s campus).

But something was different about the BU Bridge when I biked over it a few days ago; it was freshly paved, and all the construction crews I’ve grown accustomed to seeing on it over the past few years were gone. Cones were set up on both sides leaving a temporary shoulder about the width of a bike lane…that’s right, a bike lane. On the BU Bridge.

See the rest here!

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Cops Ticketing Red Light Runners on BU Bridge

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 23

I have gotten multiple reports of people being ticketed for running reds on the BU bridge.

Edit: The rest of this post somehow got eaten here is the rest below.

I am glad they are ticketing these people, this intersection is a nightmare and maybe a little directed enforcement would help people remember to value their own lives. That being said I hope they are also ticketing drivers, and at least talking to the pedestrians (can we please get a better j-walking ticket $1 dollar just doesn’t cut the mustard).

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The Word On The Street

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    • Neighborhood Slow Streets: Construction, New Zones Updates September 14, 2017
      Tweetfrom the email: CITY OF BOSTON Vision Zero Update NEIGHBORHOOD SLOW STREETS Our first two Neighborhood Slow Streets projects are heading into construction, and we’re getting ready to begin community walks with each of the five communities that were selected … Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Is Expanding In Boston Voice Your Input On New Station Locations September 13, 2017
      TweetHubway is getting bigger and even better! The Boston Transportation Department is adding more than 70 new stations over the next two years. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) needs your help finding new locations in Boston for bike share stations! Starting this … Continue reading →
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    • Squirrel Head Badge Installed August 30, 2017
      One of my customers sent this awesome picture of my squirrel head badge installed on a bicycle. I think it looks awesome! Continue reading →
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    • Your Hard Work Paid Off! August 23, 2017
      Tweetfrom the email: ————–   We emailed, we called, we showed up – and we won! Due to the tremendous support for protected bicycle lanes over the past 3 weeks–in emails, calls, and in-person testimonies–on Monday, August 7, the City Council … Continue reading →
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    • Defend Protected Bike Lanes In Cambridge From Being Removed! August 6, 2017
      Tweetfrom the email:   This Monday, August 7th, the Cambridge City Council will vote on a policy order which could put a moratorium on all new “pop-up” protected bike lanes. Earlier this month, Cambridge installed a new 2-way protected bike lane on … Continue reading →
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    • 8th Annual World Naked Bike Ride July 21, 2017
      TweetStarting location: 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA – 6PM Saturday! Final details for World Naked Bike Ride BOSTON! Pass it on! We've a pre-party location and will release that info 24 hrs prior to the ride. — WNBR Boston (@WNBRBoston) … Continue reading →
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    • 2017 Midnight Bike Ride – Saturday August 12th July 21, 2017
      TweetBoston by bike… at night. Saturday, August 12, 2017, Midnight ’til dawn Twenty ninth annual tour of architectural and historic sites. Meet at 11:15 pm in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square Bring a bicycle with a light and wear something reflective.  … Continue reading →
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    • Action Alert: Send Thank Yous For Brattle St And Mass Ave Popups July 21, 2017
      TweetFrom the email: Safe protected bike lanes for all ages and abilities are here on sections of Mass Ave and Brattle St. We’re so excited about the latest two segments of what needs to be a network of protected bike … Continue reading →
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Update July 21, 2017
      TweetFrom The Email: We’re Hiring! We’re hiring! Please help us spread the word about our openings. Development Manager – Works to increase the organization’s visibility and cultivates, stewards and expands the relationships between Bikes Not Bombs and its donors at all … Continue reading →
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    • Commonwheels Partners with Scouts to Help Homeless June 19, 2017
      This time we have guest authors from Girl Scout Troop 75006 who we partnered with this spring: This year, we really wanted to do something that would help our wider community. After looking into some issues we care about, we learned that there is a se... Continue reading →