Boston Launches Ambitious Bike Plan

The city plans to dramatically expand its bike lane network, add to its bike share fleet, and provide new e-bike subsidies to residents.

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September 16, 2022, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

The city of Boston is rolling out a slew of programs to make biking in the city safer and more accessible, reports Grecia White for Streetsblog Mass. According to White, the city announced a major plan to expand its bike lane network alongside an expansion of the Bluebikes bike share system, e-bike subsidies, and educational programs.

“Leading by example is Mayor Wu who has begun biking to work in the recent weeks. She publicly shares the same safety concerns as others who bike in the city and she invites anyone from the community to join her as she rides from her neighborhood in Roslindale to City Hall in downtown Boston.” As White points out, “Safe, comfortable and accessible bike infrastructure is key for making city biking a positive experience.”

The article mentions the ‘pop-up’ bike lanes installed by the city in part due to the shutdown of the Orange Line, noting that the city’s stated goal is to “dramatically expand” its network of permanent bike lanes and put a “safe and connected bike route” within a 3-minute walk of half of Boston’s residents.

The city is also expanding the Bluebikes fleet by 500 bikes and plans to add 100 more stations to the system.

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