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This Is How The Dutch Bicycle Revolution Started

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 11

In the 70’s the Dutch got sick of cars running over kids, now they have 30%+ rates of cycling…Its time America, its time we do the same. Boston, steal this idea from NYC.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Historic “Vision Zero” Announcement from Streetfilms on Vimeo.


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Bikes In The Storm

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 05

Bikes and hurricanes, who would have known they went together?

They are also important to the recovery, not just for transportation but for the recovery effort as well. The next time a super storm is bearing down on your city, add “bike tune-up” to your list of things to do before it hits.


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Friday Fun: Custom Bikes In New York

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 27

George sent me a link to this amazing flikr pool of crazy sweet custom bikes in NYC.

Here is a taste


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Tweed Run (NYC)

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

The Tweed Run from London, makes its way to NYC. They probably avoided Boston, because we already have awesome tweed related rides…pip pip!


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NYC Is Jacking Our Bike Share Style!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 14

Seems NYC is jelly of our bike share system, in typical “city that never sleeps” fashion they are going to cover up their shortcoming by going bigger and better with their bike share system.

Comprising roughly 600 stations with 10,000 bikes, the scheme will, according to two people briefed on the plans, stretch from the Upper East and Upper West sides down to the tip of Manhattan and over the bridges into Brownstone Brooklyn, reaching as far as Greenpoint and Crown Heights. “The whole point is it needs to be dense,” a city official told The Observer. “It needs to serve a lot of different trips in order to be viable.”

The city has selected Alta Bike Share of Portland, Ore., to install and manage the system in a public-private partnership. The firm launched the popular Capital Bike Share in Washington, D.C. last year, which was expanded again this year, and this summer it opened the New Balance Hubway in Boston. With 110 and 61 stations respectively, both are considerably smaller than New York’s planned roll-out. Capital Bike Share is currently the largest such program in the country.

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Either way, good to see Boston leading the way (or at least getting in before NYC).


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LivableStreets Alliance Street Talk: Noah Budnick On The Changing Streets Of NYC

Written by Boston Biker on May 20

LivableStreets Alliance to host Street Talk by Noah Budnick on The Changing Streets of NYC: an inside view.

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When: Thursday, May 28, 7 – 9 pm
Where: 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge

This event is free and open to the public. donation suggested beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery! Learn about the political and physical changes that have come to NYC in the past few years. From the campaign for congestion pricing to European-style bike lanes, civic groups and City Hall are embracing green transportation like never before. Transportation Alternatives helped usher in this sea change and now they are working harder than ever to help educate the public and build support to cement the mind shift that’s taking place. Read more here.


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Rumble Through The Bronx Five

Written by Boston Biker on May 22


Rumble 4 from Michael Green on Vimeo.

Rumble through the Bronx 5 is this weekend, if you want to get out of Boston and go race your ass off in NYC then you should check it out. More info here.

My 24th 1300 hours.

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The Word On The Street

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    • Cars…Not So Good August 26, 2015
      Tweet NPR reported today that Boston ranks 6th!  Sixth!   Sadly it isn’t “Awesome Cities”, it was Cities with the highest level of time wasted in traffic.  We didn’t get here by accident.  It was years of decisions, choices we … Continue reading →
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    • Help Hubway Decide Where To Expand Next August 24, 2015
      TweetFrom The City: Since Hubway’s last expansion in Boston, we’ve received over 33,000 suggestions for station locations. Based on that input and consultation with community-based organizations, we have developed a range of station options for our 2015 expansion. We have … Continue reading →
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    • Where should Hubway go next? August 24, 2015
      TweetBoston Bikes wants input on expansion of Hubway bike dock stations in Boston.  Fill out the survey to help place new stations in Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury/Franklin Park, and South Boston.  Looks like the Hubway bike network will be even … Continue reading →
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    • Where should Hubway go next? August 24, 2015
      TweetBoston Bikes wants input on expansion of Hubway bike dock stations in Boston.  Fill out the ssurvey to help place new stations in Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury/Franklin Park, and South Boston.  Looks like the Hubway bike network will be even … Continue reading →
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    • Nearly Doored; Passenger Good Enough to Apologize August 20, 2015
      TweetUsually I scan driver’s seat or the rear driver side seat to check for doors that might opening ahead of me. In this instance, a passenger in the rear reached over the seats to open the rear, driver-side door. I … Continue reading →
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    • Ghost Bike For Anita Kurmann August 19, 2015
      TweetA ghost bike will be placed where Anita Kurmann was killed by a driver in a truck last week.  The memorial will be Thursday Aug 20th at 6:30pm at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Beacon st.
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    • Ghost Bike For Anita Kurmann August 19, 2015
      TweetA ghost bike will be placed where Anita Kurmann was killed by a driver in a truck last week.  The memorial will be Thursday Aug 20th at 6:30pm at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Beacon st.
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    • Minute Man Maintenance August 17, 2015
      TweetJust a heads up, they are working on the path. All this week from 9:30am-2:30pm between Swan Place (Arlington Center) and Lake Street in Arlington.
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    • Hubway Turns 4, Has Logged Over 4.6 Miles In Trips August 17, 2015
      Tweet If you take the 4 millionth trip you could win a prize!  From Hubway: Hubway’s launched with 60 stations and 600 bikes throughout Boston, and the first trip was taken on July 28th, 2011. In the last four years … Continue reading →
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