Monthly Archives: December 2012

A BICYCLE BOULEVARD ON COMMONWEALTH AVENUE?

TweetThe implementation of Boston’s Complete Streets Policy and the Bike Network Plan will radically improve the safety and comfort of walking and cycling in the city.  But full implementation will require many different kinds of changes to many roads all … Continue reading

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MODE SHIFT AMPLIFIERS: The Importance of the Out-of-Vehicle Experience

TweetIn response to the state’s 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, which sets deadlines for reducing Green House Gas emissions, MassDOT has recently announced plans to triple the share of travel done using transit, bicycle, and foot by 2030 — 18 … Continue reading

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ENOUGH KILLING: How to Make Bike-Car Collisions Less Deadly

TweetIt’s important to know that the huge increase in bicycling in Boston has been accompanied by a much small increase in bike-car collisions, meaning that the accident rate has gone down.  It’s yet another validation of the “Safety In Numbers” … Continue reading

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HEALTHY PEOPLE, SAFE TRAVEL, GOOD BUSINESS, PERSONAL CHOICE: Framing Mode Shift

TweetMassDOT has announced a goal of tripling the mode share of transit, walking, and bicycling over the next 18 years while also making the roads safer and more efficient for car travel.  No matter how it is eventually measured (trips, … Continue reading

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