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Watch The Tour In JP

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 07

Ferris Wheels is hosting a Tour watching party!

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Tour de France in Jamaica Plain!
Ferris Wheels and Jeanie Johnston Pub host Tour de France party nights 2015

Upcoming Dates:
19 July 2015, 8:00pm
24 July 2015, 8:00pm

Tour stages are not alike! Come watch exciting mountain stages at our special Tour de France Party Nights featuring:

+ SOUND with Tour de France video (party nights only)
+ Trivia contests for seasoned Tour fans
+ Tour de France 101, how to watch the Tour, the teams, the strategy
+ Raffles, Jeanie Johnston food and beverage, and FUN!

Questions? Call Ferris Wheels Bike Shop: 617-524-2453

Watch the Tour de France 2015 nightly at Jeanie Johnston Pub (144 South St., JP) through July 26, 8-11 pm. (Video only; ask the bartender if it’s not on.)


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Meeting On Seaver St. Reconstruction – April 2nd 6:30 p.m.

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 29

From the BCU, via DotBike:

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On Tuesday the Public Works Department is planning to unveil a draft proposal for cycletrack that will connect JP, Roxbury and Dorchester. Now we need to speak up and support the plan (if we like it).
Your voice makes a difference! Be there.
 
Seaver Street Reconstruction Meeting
Tues., April 2, 6:30pm
United House of Prayer
206 Seaver St.
Roxbury

Here’s a quote from the official announcement from the the city:

Please join your neighbors to discuss the proposed roadway and urban design improvements on Seaver Street from Walnut Avenue to Blue Hill Avenue. The project consists of traffic improvements and traffic calming, new street lights, enhanced cross walks and a dedicated cycletrack for bicycles.


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Construction On The Southwest Corridor Near Stony Brook Station

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 20

Be warned, they take all the bike traffic and direct it right off a non-cut curb. Its also very hard to see in the dark. Go slow, and be prepared to dismount.


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Play On Green Street Sunday July 15th

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 11

COME PLAY ON GREEN STREET
SUNDAY, JULY 15th
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This Sunday Boston Bikes will be at one of Boston’s first Open Streets events – Circle the City in Jamaica Plain.

From 11am-4pm Green Street –
graham at rodeo

from Franklin Park to Jamaica Pond – will be open to bikers, walkers, runner, skippers, rollerbladers, tomfoolery-makers, yogis, and general enthusiasts of livable communities.

Come join us for our bike rodeo and bike rentals next to the Green Street MBTA Station or visit one of the dozen of other partners providing everything from yoga, to face painting, to obstacle courses – all happening on Green Street.

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Bike Cop Doored In JP

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 27

Two Boston Police officers on bikes collided in Jamaica Plain after one crashed into an open car door on Centre Street.

The crash happened at around 12:30 p.m. when the first officer hit the door. The other officer, riding behind him, crashed into the first officer.

Both suffered minor injuries.

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I wonder if this means they will start a better appreciation among the cops for this sort of danger, and encourage them to ticket motorists more for this behavior. To add insult to injury got him right on a sharrow…pay attention motorists!

PS. It is illegal in MA to open your door if ANY traffic is approaching (car/pedestrian/cyclist). You can be given a ticket right there on the spot…if the cop chooses to.


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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. pic.twitter.com/dx15bKNZIh — 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 →
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