I have lived in the Boston area for most of my life. And, I have ridden a bike for most of that time. Still, I never thought I would see cycle tracks — bike lanes separated from cars — in Boston.
I still remember how things were back in the ‘90s. Few bicycles were on the roads, and those that were found themselves practically squeezed off of the road by aggressive drivers.
In those days, there were no bicycle advocacy groups to stand up for cyclists or to help them to assert their rights. Cyclists fought individually for their right to use the roads. And, fortunately, since there were so few of them, they were often just ignored. Continue reading ….