Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bikes in Boston

By: Isaiah Baril-Dore

Ride Around Town

Anyone walking or driving through Boston recently will notice an large increase in the number of cyclists on the streets. Like it or not, the bikes are here to stay and will only be increasing in the coming years. This is mainly due to a drive by Boston (and the country!) to make cities safer and more accessible for bikes. Companies like Hubway, a short-term bike rental company which recently opened in Boston, are leading the charge to replace those rush hour horns with friendly bike bells.

New Routes

See this map?
Courtesy of City Of Boston. Full PDF here

That shows a small number of the current bikes routes in Boston. Expect this map to change drastically in the coming year. Take a look at the proposed trails/paths coming to Boston. Some highlights listed below:

Charles River Bike Path Harbor Extension
Charles River Upstream Extension
Boston Harbor Path
Boston Harbor Walk
Charlestown Waterfront Bikepath
East Boston Greenway
Emerald Necklace Greenway
North Bank Bridge Connector
South Bay Harbor Trail
West Roxbury Linear Park
Winthrop Greenway

Bike Friendly

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