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Is Boston Ready For a Revolution?

bostonThe Boston Globe asks the question, Can Boston really go from being the worst city for bicycling to the best?”

The mayor and his spitfire bike czar think so, and they’re determined to launch the biggest bike-share program in the country. But as one visit to Paris reveals, bike share is about more than cool racks and shiny two-wheelers.

Read the article here.

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5 Comments

  1. RobotApril 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    There will be no revolution. There will be slowly steady progress, with setbacks and problems all along the way. NOTHING happens quickly in Boston. The Mayor has a hard-on for bikes now, but Boston’s drivers don’t, and until the tyranny of the auto is overcome, there’s no where for all these bikes to go.

    I know. I ride here every day.

  2. RobotApril 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Further evidence: Boston Globe reports today that Massachusetts has $80M in unclaimed federal funds, marked for bicycle related projects.

    You could buy Trek Districts (not that I would) for 80,000 people with that money. You could paint a kajillion miles of bike paths.

    But they won’t. Cause they don’t care.

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  4. NFoxApril 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Los Angeles is without rival when it comes to worst bicycle cities.

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