In order to increase the proportion of non-polluting, human-powered vehicles in the transportation mix, the issues which prevent people from using bicycles must be addressed. The danger of street traffic is often cited as a primary reason for the development of off-road routes or bikepaths, but just as importantly, we need to develop alternative routes which go all the places cars can go.

One of the skills which bicyclists develop is the ability to select from a multiplicity of routes to get where they need to go. A network of bicycle routes, lanes, and paths is growing which can connect cyclists and their destinations to make bicycling a more desirable transportation option. An advantage of the bicycle is that the road system can be used to bridge uncompleted portions of the network, so there is no need to wait until the system is "complete".

Check out the latest bike path and bike lane snow plowing reports

Here are upcoming rides and events:
  • First Bike Ride of Spring: Annual Neponset Greenway Ride
    Saturday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.
    Meet at concession stand at Fort Independence/Castle Island, Day Blvd., South Boston
    2014 is going to be a big year for the Neponset Greenway, with anticipated construction on multiple parts of the trail. Come see for yourself and welcome spring by riding the entire Neponset Greenway, end to end, exploring the present and future paths. This 25-mile flat ride sponsored by the Boston Natural Areas Network is on both roads and paths, good for average and seasoned cyclists. Helmets are required. Pre-registration is recommended by emailing BNAN or joining the event on Facebook.

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