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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!

 

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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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    • Quincy Is Co-Hosting Traffic Skills Cycling Course With MassBike February 8, 2018
      TweetFrom the email: Hello Quincyclists, I would like to announce that Quincy is co-hosting a League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 class on April 7 and 8. Please join us! Register here: http://www.massbike.org/ts101quincy This Traffic Skills 101 Cycling … Continue reading →
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    • Last all To Submit Comments For Allston I-90 DEIR February 7, 2018
      TweetFrom Livable Streets: Are you willing to wait 22 years for your train to show up? Now is the time to let state leaders know that we can’t afford to wait. The Allston I-90 Interchange project can transform access and mobility for … Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Winter Update February 2, 2018
      TweetFrom Hubway:   Hubway had a winning January! This past month, Hubway riders took over 40,000 trips, more than double the January record. Want to try out winter riding? You don’t need to be tough — you just need to be … Continue reading →
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    • Speak Up For Zoning Reform In MA! February 1, 2018
      TweetFrom Livable Streets: Did you know that the last time Massachusetts updated its zoning laws was in 1975? We need your help today to ensure that our future includes responsible planning for great neighborhoods! Contact Massachusetts legislators and let them know that we … Continue reading →
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    • My e-mail in support of West Station January 31, 2018
      TweetAlexander Strysky is the reviewer for the Massashusetts Environmental Protection Agency reviewer for the I-90 Interchange project in Allston. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has backed off from plans for prompt construction of  anew West Station on the Framingham-Worcester commuter-rail … Continue reading →
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    • My letter to the Globe about the Kurmann fatality January 31, 2018
      TweetI’ve read the Op-Ed piece by Andrew Fischer and Alan Wright, “Killing Bicyclists should be a crime” in the Sunday, January 28 Globe. I agree with Wright and Fischer that a charge of involuntary manslaughter against the trucker in the … Continue reading →
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    • My letter to the Globe aobut the Kurmann fatality January 31, 2018
      TweetI’ve read the Op-Ed piece by Andrew Fischer and Alan Wright, “Killing Bicyclists should be a crime” in the Sunday, January 28 Globe. I agree with Wright and Fischer that a charge of involuntary manslaughter against the trucker in the … Continue reading →
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    • Take Action! Support Safe Streets Legislation January 31, 2018
      TweetFrom livable streets: Next Wednesday, February 7th is the deadline for legislative committees to act on bills, and An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities remains in front of the Joint Committee on Transportation. Will you help us make Massachusetts streets safer for all? The … Continue reading →
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Update January 31, 2018
      Tweet Save the Date for our Bike-A-Thon! It’s official, our 31st Annual Bike-A-Thon will be on Sunday, June 10th, 2018! There are 4 routes to choose from again this year: 10, 30, 50, and 100 miles. Keep checking our website for updates about … Continue reading →
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    • BCU Looking For Board Members January 30, 2018
      TweetFrom Their Website: Boston Cyclists Union: Board Member Job Description Purpose: Provide governance to the Boston Cyclists Union organization, stewarding and protecting its mission, while representing the organization to the community and accepting ultimate legal authority for it. Mission:  We’re helping Bostonians … Continue reading →
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