Demonstrators Call For Completion Of Downtown Boston Bike Network

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Demonstrators formed a human bicycle lane on Charles Street Wednesday morning, calling for the completion of a downtown Boston bicycle network.

The Boston Cyclists Union organized the demonstration, where more than one hundred people formed the lane down to Charles Circle to show what a protected bike lane there would look like.

"There are protected bike lanes now around the Public Garden, the Common, some other pieces into and out of downtown, and Charles is one of the unfinished pieces," said Becca Wolfson, Executive Director of the Boston Cyclists Union.

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One of Mayor Michelle Wu's campaign promises during the 2021 mayoral election was accelerating progress in building protected cycling infrastructure, but protestors don't think the mayor is working fast enough.

"There's been progress made, but cyclists are still getting killed, and we really need to make some changes," said Dory, one of the protestors.

"We're sending this message to Mayor Wu. We love that the vision is that Boston will be a Green New Deal city. She believes in safe, sustainable infrastructure. But the pace just isn't fast enough, so we're showing there's support, there's demand, and when we line up, that there's space to do so," said Wolfson.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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