Wednesday Feb. 2nd starting at 6:30 pm at 551 Talbot Avenue, come see the new bike shop Ashmont Cycles, located in Ashmont/Peabody Square. Owner Jack Pelletier will show the place and describe his plans for the store which is opening March 1, 2011. Continue Reading »
Here’s an update to our 5/3/2010 posting: the latest new station to start taking shape on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line (also called the Indigo Line) is now under construction on Talbot Avenue – see this recent Dorchester Reporter article. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts agreed to improve the Fairmount Line as part of a legally binding commitment in 2005 to mitigate increased air pollution from the Big Dig. Improvements also include Continue Reading »
Don’t have lights for your bike? Daylight Savings Time ended Nov 7, making for a darker ride home. On Thursday November 11th, DotBikers will be in several locations along Dorchester Ave. distributing free lights to riders, from about 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
Afterwards, come show off your well-lit self at the Blarney Stone in Field’s Corner at 7 pm, and hear some ideas for opening a bike shop in Dorchester. If you’d like to help hand out lights please email DotBike or call 781-367-9200.
Dorchester residents are encouraged to attend the Health Council meeting on Thursday Nov. 18th, from 4 to 5:30 PM, at the Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street.
Anne Lusk, Ph.D., of Harvard School of Public Health is conducting bicycle-related research in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury, to help make bicycling safer in these neighborhoods by improving the environment. Dinner will be provided by Haley House.
Participants can enjoy having good food, while ranking a series of pictures, and talking about what they think about the pictures and bicycling. You do not need to know how to bicycle to participate.
Please note that this bike survey and dinner are also available to other groups who meet regularly. See this invitation for bicycle survey. Please contact Anne directly if your group is interested in participating in this survey on another date.
Bicycle Visual and Verbal Preference Survey – Boston Fall 2010
Anne Lusk, Ph.D. Harvard School of Public Health
The MBTA is readying plans to install a “Pedal & Park” (a secure, covered bike parking facility also known as a bike cage) at Ashmont Station next spring. DEHC has been working with DotBike to advocate for one at Ashmont Station as part of the station reconstruction project – and it is really good news to hear they are moving forward!
The pedal & park at Ashmont will have a different design than the existing 100-bike facility that opened just a year ago at Forest Hills, with metal not canopy roof, and it will be slightly smaller, with a capacity of 82 bicycles inside and about 20 outside. Federal stimulus funding is supporting installation of six new “Pedal & Park” facilities around the MBTA system this year, including a new one just opening at South Station.
From Mayor Menino’s BostonBikes: Bike Safety Summit II is happening on Weds., September 29th, 6-8 PM, in the BRA Board Room, 1 City Hall Plaza, 9th Floor. Please join the City of Boston Transportation Department, Police, EMS as well as the Boston Public Health Commission, MassDOT and the MBTA to follow-up on safety issues discussed in our August summit. Each department will present on changes made since the last summit and an open discussion will follow. RSVP by Monday September 27, 2010 at 5 PM [mandatory] at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QWDMP6Q
Bicyclists owe a huge thank you to the Franklin Park Coalition and the Parks Department for the decision earlier this summer to officially allow bicyclists to ride the paved off-road paths through Franklin Park. So as a thank-you note, let’s help give the park some bike-friendly care by helping sweep excess sand and gravel off of frequently traveled areas.
Please join us on Wednesday August 11th at 6 pm on Pierpoint Rd. – close to the intersection with Circuit Drive where there are two stone shelters on
each side of the road. The Franklin Park Coalition has clean up tools such
as brooms and shovels that we can take around the park to tidy up the sandy scratchy bits. If you have a bike trailer and can tow it along to help
carry tools, that would be especially wonderful.
After the clean up, join us for pizza out on the porch behind the club
Hope to see you there!
JP Bikes, Rozzie Bikes, Dot Bike and the Franklin Park Coalition