National Bike Month is coming to an end this week, but before it ends we have one more Boston cyclist to highlight! This week meet James Belmore, a City of Boston employee who is an avid bike commuter from South Boston.Read more
We are continuing to celebrate National Bike Month! This week we're highlighting Yasmine Jewell, a young rider from the Dorchester/Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.Read more
Happy National Bike Month! Established over 60 years ago, National Bike Month celebrates cyclists and encourages others to try biking.
The 2017 Mayor's Greenovate Awards - Sustainable Mobility NomineesRead more
The Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge may be winding down, but you can choose clean air commutes all year ‘round
Rethink the way you get from A to B.Read more
Yesterday Boston Public Schools opened their doors and welcomed families back for the new year. Students are roaming the halls trying to find their homerooms, teams are hitting the field for a new season, and families are adjusting to early mornings and busy days.
It’s a new beginning, and what better time to reflect and set new sustainability goals? During the school year, many students and teachers will spend more time at school than anywhere else. That’s why it’s so important to consider how the things we do at school affect our environment.Read more
July 28th marked Hubway bike share program's fifth birthday. There was a series of celebrations at stations in and around Boston, culminating in a kick-off party for its sixth year at Fenway Park. The birthday celebrations may have drawn to a close, but there are lots of ways to enjoy Hubway all year ‘round - from trying out new scenic routes to joining group rides to seeing if you qualify for a low-income membership. Here are some fun ways to get involved with Boston’s bike share program!Read more
The Greenovate Awards recognize climate action leadership and environmental sustainability excellence in the City of Boston. Read this blog series to find out more about this year's winners in the Alternative Transportation category.Read more
Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced five transportation initiatives to improve how individuals on foot, bike, or in a vehicle move around the City of Boston with a significant focus on improving public safety. The announcements include a complete streets approach to Commonwealth Avenue, featuring protected bike lane on from the BU Bridge to Packard’s Corner, the adoption of Vision Zero Boston, aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities in the city, the citywide replacement of parking meters with intelligent parking meters, and a pilot program to eliminate street sweeping towing. The initiatives are early action projects as part of Go Boston 2030 launched to imagine a bold new transportation plan for Boston for the next five, 10, and 15 years. Additionally, the Mayor and the Boston Transportation Department will begin a nationwide search for a new Active Transportation Director to think holistically about how our streets are used by people who walk, bike, and take transit.
“We’re implementing innovative and inventive transportation strategies and infrastructure upgrades in the City of Boston to improve travel safety and convenience,” said Mayor Walsh. “Whether you walk, drive, take the T, or ride a bike on our streets, we’re looking at solutions that can accommodate every mode of transportation in a meaningful way.”Read more
The gender imbalance in cycling made the news earlier this week when analyses of bike share trip data from Chicago (Divvy), New York (Citibike), and our very own Hubway system revealed a significant gap in ridership among men and women. During the five month study--July 1 to November 30, 2013--women accounted for just 25 percent of rides among Hubway members, even though almost half of all members are women.Read more