How do you get to work? Every 3rd Friday in May, Boston celebrates National Bike to Work Day, a day to leave the car keys at home and add a little excitement to your commute. Be sure not to miss Boston’s Bike to Work Day Festival taking place at City Hall Plaza from 7 am – 9 am. The festival is being sponsored by Whole Foods, Clif Bar, High Brew Coffee, and Iggy’s Bread. With that in mind, attendees are sure to leave with a good taste in their mouths after partaking in a FREE BREAKFAST for bikers.
Cycling Through the Facts. Back in 2005, stats from The American Community Survey (ACS) showed that less than 1% of Bostonians biked to work. That percentage has steadily risen as Boston commuters begin to ditch gas guzzlers for a much healthier, eco-friendly solution. Part of the increase is of course due to the vast improvements to Boston bicycle infrastructure since 2007. In the last decade, the city has added:
· Over 100 miles of bike lanes
· Close to 2000 bike racks
· And over 160 Hubway stations
Something I Bet You Didn’t Know. It may come as a surprise to hear that last year, The League of American Bicyclists ranked Massachusetts as the #4 Most Bicycle Friendly State! Our state ranked highly in categories such as infrastructure & funding, education & encouragement, policies & programs, and evaluation & planning. Legislation & enforcement could use some development as it kept MA out of the top 3 spots…