“The thing that keeps people from biking is just being scared of doing it.” Commuting comes in many forms. The greater Boston area is accessible through personal vehicles, buses, trains, rideshare apps and even ferries. However, biking stands out among many residents as a reliable, economic and sustainable way to get around. But in Somerville, […]
It was vexing to watch Bird fans that clearly hadn’t even bothered to read the article in question—let alone my broad and deep back catalog—attack me as some kind of car-loving anti-environmental reactionary in the service of flogging their hipster transportation fetish du jour.
Bird’s model looks to be entirely profit-driven and completely mean-spirited. No matter how much CEO Travis VanderZanden tries to equate the unasked-for and unwanted service to “freedom.”
Hubway’s low-income program goes regional, but infrastructure’s still inadequate As the bike-sharing industry becomes a multibillion-dollar race across the country, cycling options for Bostonians are getting more affordable and more competitive. In Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville, Hubway reigns due to exclusive contracts with those cities. The publicly owned and privately operated service, which was […]