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:
Join Jessica Mink for to celebrate her 65 years, over half of which have been spent improving the bicycle environment of Boston. We'll ride from the summit of Bellevue Hill, the highest point in Boston, at 9:00 am, and finish with birthday cake at Jessica's house in Roslindale around 5:00 pm. You can leave the ride at any time (or join, if you ask Jessica for her cell phone number so you can find out where we are).
And here is what we have done recently: