This Thursday, Livable Streets is having a summer social. It will be in the Boston Society of Architects new space, at 290 Congress street just off the Greenway. The exhibit space is currently hosting a show called "Let's talk about bikes" which is about Boston bike culture and ostensibly about the impact of the bicycle on the city. I missed the opening, but was there for the Hubway birthday party last week.
|So let's get this straight- the woman in a nice dress is a "recreational rider" not a "commuter" ?!?|
|The Elusive "Mayor's Bike" a specially painted Hubway which is normally in the circulating fleet|
|#4 With a bullet|
Do you like Basketball? Or Hockey? Or do you take the commuter rail out of North Station?
If so, you may be particularly interested in a meeting on Wednesday August 8th about the possibility of a cycletrack on Causeway street all along the front of the Boston Garden. The city would really like to put one in, but is getting pushback from local businesses, so getting cyclists there to speak up in favor of it is critical. I don't know if you're ever ridden there around game time, but it's really a zoo, with cabs lurching in and out. I can absolutely guarantee that a bike lane will become a double-parking lane if it's not physically separated somehow. Information here
Finally- and this is a ways out, but sounds great- Spokes 2012 in Somerville on September 8th will be a celebration of bike culture of all sorts in Union Sq. I'm kind of toying with the idea of riding as a "civilian craft" with SCUL!!! I'm way too timid to go to one of their normal "missions" but I might just tag along if there are enough other people going too. There's a "taste of Somerville by bike" tour too, and you have to sign up for that ASAP if you're interested- it may even be full by now as there were only 20 spots.