Mayor Walsh at the Bike To Work Day Celebration. (Twitter.com/Boston Transportation Department)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- City Hall Plaza was a wide world of wheels Friday morning, as a celebration of Bike To Work Day brought cyclist commuters in droves.
There was music and swag, and the city's new Blue Bikes--which replaced the old Hubway system--were free to try out.
"It is the best way to get around the city by far," one man told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens. "It's faster than a car, a lot easier than taking the T. The T is overcrowded--if I took the T to work, it would take an hour. I get there in 15 minutes on a bike."
One woman said she comes in from Dorchester each day.
"It can be scary," she said. "I try to always follow the rules of the road so I'm doing everything right at least, if cars aren't, then at least I am. I try to make sure they can see me, always wear a helmet."
But she said as long as you're careful, you're good--you're getting exercise, and getting to work faster.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports