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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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    • This Monday, Say No To Keystone XL Pipeline March 28, 2015
      TweetCan’t ride your bike under water!  Global warming is real, its serious, and it has Boston in the cross hairs, this Monday show up and let President Obama know that we care. From 350.org:   As he approaches his final … Continue reading →
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    • Mayor Walsh Announces Vision Zero For Boston March 27, 2015
      Tweet Like New York, Mayor Walsh has outlined a ‘Vision Zero‘ philosophy for Boston.  It’s something myself and many other have been saying for years.  Traffic fatalities are not “accidents” they are crashes.  They don’t just happen by cosmic chance, someone … Continue reading →
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    • Big New Plans For Comm. Ave.! March 27, 2015
      Tweet   The city wanted a shitty plan, a plan based on old ideas, on the idea that the car would always be the main form of transportation in the city, and the entire bike community stood up and said … Continue reading →
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    • Big New Plans For Comm. Ave.! March 27, 2015
      Tweet   The city wanted a shitty plan, a plan based on old ideas, on the idea that the car would always be the main form of transportation in the city, and the entire bike community stood up and said … Continue reading →
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    • Commonweatlh Avenue victory? March 25, 2015
      TweetI submitted the following comments in resposne to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading →
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    • Commonweatlh Avenue victory? March 25, 2015
      TweetI submitted the following comments in resposne to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading →
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    • Commonweatlh Avenue victory? March 25, 2015
      TweetI submitted the following comments in resposne to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading →
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    • Commonweatlh Avenue victory? March 25, 2015
      TweetI submitted the following comments in resposne to a Boston Globe article reporting on proposed bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue. Real solutions to bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Commonwealth Avenue corridor can be found by connecting parallel streets, an initiative … Continue reading →
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    • Do You Live In Cambridge? Do You Ride A Bike? March 23, 2015
      TweetIf so please vote to spend some of that sweet sweet Cambridge tax monies on some awesome bike friendly projects! Welcome to the participatory budgeting (PB) ballot for the City of Cambridge, courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. If … Continue reading →
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    • Don’t Miss Your Chance To Give Public Comments On The New Comm. Ave. Design! March 23, 2015
      TweetThe big Comm. Ave. public meeting is tomorrow, make sure you show up to give your input! From Livable Streets. ————-   Don’t miss your opportunity to weigh-in on the city’s updated design for Comm Ave! Join us at the … Continue reading →
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