In order to increase the proportion of non-polluting, human-powered vehicles
in the transportation mix, the issues which prevent people from using bicycles
must be addressed. The danger of street traffic is often cited as a primary
reason for the development of off-road routes or bikepaths, but just as
importantly, we need to develop alternative routes which go all the places
cars can go.
One of the skills which bicyclists develop is the ability to select from a multiplicity of routes to get where they need to go. A network of bicycle routes, lanes, and paths is growing which can connect cyclists and their destinations to make bicycling a more desirable transportation option. An advantage of the bicycle is that the road system can be used to bridge uncompleted portions of the network, so there is no need to wait until the system is "complete".
Check out the latest bike path and bike lane snow plowing reports
Here are upcoming rides and events:
Meet at 10:00 am at Sullivan's on Castle Island in South Boston to celebrate the end of winter with a bike ride along Boston Harbor and the Neponset River Greenway from Castle Island to Paul's Bridge and back. We'll be especially interested in looking at where Neponset Trail gaps will be filled along the Harbor in Dorchester and between the current loose ends in Milton and Mattapan. We'll be riding on moderate terrain with very little climbing for a distance of around 27 miles.