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".

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Here are upcoming rides and events:
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015: Bike Ride to Deer Island
    9:00 am at Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    10:00 am in Paul Revere Park in Charlestown (next to the dam)
    11:00 am at the blue caboose at the south end of the East Boston Greenway
    Join Jessica Mink on a journey of exploration to the far eastern reaches of the city of Boston via Charlestown, Everett, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop. Food stops are at KO Pies on the East Boston waterfront on the way out and at Constitution Beach on the way back. There are lots of stops to see the sights on this ride. Helmets are required. Most road surfaces are paved, but some of the pavement used to be the worst in metro Boston until Somerville and Cambridge started playing catch-up. Bring a spare tube and/or patch kit and rain protection. We'll start riding unless it is raining hard, and keep an eye on the weather.

And here is what we have done recently:

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