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".
Here are upcoming rides and events:
Roslindale Neighborhood Bike Ride
Meet at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park in Roslindale Square for a ride around the flatter, but scenic, parts of the neighborhood east of Washington St. as part of Boston's Neighborhood Bike Ride series.
And here is what we have done recently: