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Check Out Boston’s Bicycle Network Plan 30 Year Vision

TweetBoston Bike Network Plan Is Now Online
 Plan includes a 30-year vision for 356 miles of bike facilities
 

The Boston Bike Network Plan is now available online. The plan features a comprehensive network of bike routes through the city, calling for 75 new miles in five years and reaching 356 miles within 30 years. At the heart of the plan is […]

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Tuesday Bike to the Polls: VOTE TODAY!

TweetTo all Bostonian riders, and especially those in Allston-Brighton: Ride your bike to the polls today. Give yourself some time. Pump up your tires. Check over your brakes and maybe grease up that chain (if it’s rusty). Find a nice route, maybe make a few detours to explore the neighborhood. Look for a bike rack […]

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Allston gets a bike corral

TweetHey looky here! On Street Bike Parking! Allston Village got a bike corral!
bike corral space on Harvard Ave
Courtesy of the City of Boston, this awesome on-street bike parking rack is about the size of a normal car space, but fits ten bikes easy.

The corral is on Harvard Ave at the corner of Brighton Ave, right outside Refuge Cafe, […]

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Boston’s bike share has launched!

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Have you noticed the goofy bikes locked up to futuristic stations all over Allston?  The ones with step through frames, huge bomb-proof tires, 3-speed internal hubs, and gaudy fenders?  Maybe you’ve see folks walking up to the station, removing a bike, and heading off down the street?
It’s the New Balance Hubway bikeshare system!

The City of […]

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Franklin Street in N. Allston gets the sharrow treatment

TweetMore bike infrastructure goes down, right at the tail-end of the thermo-plastic-torching season!  Allston-Brighton is now a 1/2 mile more connected to a bike network running throughout!
Franklin Street, which runs from the People’s Bank on North Harvard Street to Lincoln St near the Turnpike, got some freshly torched “sharrows”:

Notice the close proximity and prominence of […]

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Fresh A-B BikeLanes down on Cambridge St, Washington St

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While lanes are being ground up on the other side of town, (oh, why Charlestown!?) Brighton is getting some stripes freshly laid (just in time for Christmas).  We got these new beauties about a week and a half ago — The lanes go from Union Square in Allston, and head outbound on Cambridge Street through […]

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Bike Safety Day at D-14 Station

Tweetthe local A-B police dpt is hosting a Bike Safety Day this Saturday, the 18th, where they will be giving away helmets, doing safety demonstrations, basic maintenance and “how-to’s” along with chatting up bikes and the neighborhood. If you can make it out, come on over — 301 Washington Street in Brighton — right […]

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ABbikes rocks it at the Allston Village Street Fair

TweetLast Sunday was the Allston Village Street Fair — affectionately known as Allston Day — and our local friends and family turned out in droves! Thousands came out on a gorgeous day to hear bands, meet candidates, browse the vendors, and chat bike with a few kind tablers at the ABbikes table.
We even had […]

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the headline reads “Man on Scooter Killed in Crash with Car in Brighton”

Tweetthough not a bicycle accident, the sad and untimely death of Andrew McAfee, age 50, an emergency-room physician and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a reminder that all those who use 2-wheeled transportation are vulnerable to cars. Be careful out there folks!
News from: http://www.universalhub.com/2010/man-scooter-killed-crash-car-brighton
“This message was broadcast to all Brigham and Women’s […]

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Comm Ave bike lanes, rough draft to final design

TweetHoly Moley! We’ve got lanes leading from Allston!
Bike lanes have been painted from Packard’s Corner to BU Bridge! Another piece of the thermoplastic puzzle is down! Fresh 5-ft wide path down the street! That means, except for a few major intersections like Kenmore Sq, we can bike all the way from Allston […]

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