Jessica, New Years Day 2012

Jessica Mink


Jessica leading an Urban Wilds Tour
I currently
  • experience bicycle issues first hand on a year-round bicycle commute of almost 20 miles a day (12 of them on bikepaths) from the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston (where the hills are) to my job as an astronomical software developer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • manage the MassPaths web site,
  • serve on the Boston Bikes Advisory Board and Boston's Bike Network Advisory Committee
  • managed the BayStateCycling (formerly MassBike) mailing list since 1993,
  • cofounded RozzieBikes to improve bicycling conditions and recruit more cyclists in the Boston neighborhood of Roslindale, where I have lived for over 30 years.
  • work on bikepaths as chair of the Neponset River Greenway Council.
  • still dream of connecting bikeways throughout Massachusetts
  • advise people on low stress commuting routes in Boston and surrounding cities and towns.

I have

  • received the Boston Bikes 2011 Lifetime Advocate Award,
    the MassBike 2000 award for "Lifetime Commitment to the Bicycling Community in Massachusetts",
    the Charles River Wheelmen 1991 Volunteer Award
  • been president of the Boston Area Bicycle Coalition three times, and was a board member for all all but the first three years of its existence,
  • been the first president of the Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts, which grew out of the BABC and is now the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition,
  • served on the boards of those organizations for 15 years from 1980 to 1995 (and again from 2004-2006),
  • served on the several versions of the Boston Bicycle Advisory Committee.
  • planned bike routes with the City of Boston,
  • advocated bikes on trails as chair of the Statewide Trails Advisory Board for three years during the 1980's,
  • served on the board of the Boston Natural Areas Network (until it became The Trustees of Reservations Boston Region); it sponsors the Neponset River Greenway Council as well as the East Boston Greenway Council, which has been developing a bikepath for as long as the southern edge of the city has.
  • worked on bikepaths as an advocate for the extension of the Charles River Bikepath, the construction of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, the Emerald Necklace Greenway project, and Landlines, which aims to tie together all of our bike paths
  • planned those bikeway connections by working on the Massachusetts portion of the East Coast Greenway since 1991.
  • co-coordinated Boston Bike Days in 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989.
  • worked on, documented, publicized, and sometimes run Bike Weeks from 1980 through 2011,
  • worked on Bikes on the T and other intermodal issues for almost 20 years.

Last updated August 31, 2017 by Jessica Mink