biking

For LivableStreets, Transportation is a Social Justice Issue

“Streets are for people, and for all people, whether they’re walking or biking, [or] taking public transit,” says Louisa Gag, sitting across from me at a large wood conference table in an office that houses a total of five desks, two bikes, and one bathroom. It’s hard to imagine that so many projects across Cambridge […]


Tips for Biking in the City

The Community Development Department hosts a slew of bicycle workshops throughout the year, from Rules of the Road to Bicycle Maintenance Basics to Riding with Families. Workshops are free to attend and include free helmets. The Urban Cycling Basics workshop focuses on getting people road-ready for the special set of challenges biking in a hectic […]


Bluebikes Offers Winter Riding Incentives

Bluebikes—the bike share program owned by the cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Boston, and Brookline—is offering riders incentives to ride throughout the month of February. The biggest “Bluebikes Winter Challenge” giveaway is a free month of membership or a bike helmet to anyone who takes at least 55 trips, but there are plenty of rewards for […]


Participatory Budgeting Projects Chosen with Record-Breaking Number of Votes

Close to 6,900 residents cast ballots in this year’s participatory budget voting, directing $925,000 to six projects: Trees, Please!; Water Fountains in Every Park; Protect the Health and Safety of our Firefighters; Smoother Cycling; Clean Up Cambridge; and Rain Gardens for Resiliency. Trees, Please! will plant 100 trees in the city’s heat islands—”spaces that have high […]