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:
10:00 am From Paul's Bridge at the Milton-Readville line, we'll follow the route of the Neponset Trail north along the Neponset River and its estuary, with a stop at Phillips for chocolate, to Castle Island in South Boston and lunch at Sullivan's. Then we'll head back, riding along Malibu Beach and back to the trail at Dorchester Lower Mills and along River St., with a detour to see the Harvest River Bridge, to Mattapan Square, where we'll pick up the Neponset Trail along Truman Parkway almost all of the way back to the starting point. Helmets are still required.
11:00 am Meet at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park in Roslindale Square for a ride around the flatter, but scenic, parts of the neighborhood.
And here is what we have done recently: