Late November is the time of year when we pause to remember the things we appreciate. As people who choose pedal powered vehicles to get around Boston, we have much to be thankful for.
Today we reflect back to the past year in cycling here in South Boston, we are most appreciative of the improvements to bicycle infrastructure around the neighborhood, and the support we have received by the people who live here.
Here are some of the noteworthy highlights:
- Bike lanes on A Street
- Buffered bike lanes on D Street
- Contra-flow bike lane in two places on D Street (allows cyclist to legally & safely ride the opposite direction of motor vehicle traffic…. first contra-flow in the city of Boston!)
- The friends, family, and complete strangers who attended the ride to remember fallen cyclist Tanya Connolly.
- Fundraising donations for local charity. Members of Southie Bikes rode the Rodman Ride, proceeds went to benefit the kids at the South Boston Neighborhood House.
- HUBWAY stations! (among the most heavily used in all of Boston!)
- Proposed cycletrack slated for Summer Street next year.
- Bike supportive businesses. (Foodies installing bike racks, and MyBike for moving to a more visible & convenient location).
- The proposed cycletrack, which is a bike lane that is physically protected from motor vehicle traffic) that will be installed on Summer Street next year.
- Very very very thankful that no cycling fatalities occurred in South Boston this past year.
- We are thankful every time we see drivers using extra care when sharing the road.
- We are thankful every time we see cyclists riding safe and obeying the traffic laws that keep them safe.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!