The 2017 Tour de Newton will be on Fathers’ Day, June 18th.


Lois Levin interviews Newton North High School junior, Alex Norman, who suffered a very serious bicycle accident a few months ago.  Watch the interview on new TV: http://www.newtv.org/video/trailblazers/

Tips for safely running or biking in the dark – The Boston Globe

Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen.   “It’s not in our genes, it’s not in our water … What we’ve shown the rest of the world is that if you build protected infrastructure, people will start riding their bikes.”The last 12 years of bicycle investments only amount to half the cost of a single vehicle bypass in the north of the city.  https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/nov/30/cycling-revolution-bikes-outnumber-cars-first-time-copenhagen-denmark?CMP=share_btn_link

Lois Levin talks to Nicole Freedman, Newton’s new Director of Transportation on New TV:  http://www.newtv.org/video/trailblazers/Moving-Forward-with-Transportation-in-Newton/

Bike lanes benefit other city residents even more than riders  http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/transportation/bike-lanes-cost-effectiveness-public-health

No Surprise: Study Finds Sharrows Don’t Make Streets Safer  https://momentummag.com/no-surprise-study-finds-sharrows-do-little-to-increase-safety/

Bike Newton’s Group Bike Rides have ended for 2016.  For our 2016 ride schedule see:  http://bikenewton.org/services/bike-with-us/
Tips for Safely Running or Biking in the Dark

“Wallets on Wheels”–bikes as economic engines!

Why Bike?  Biking to work will make you happier, more trusting of your fellow humans and is less dangerous than driving to your overall mortality.  “… riding to work was nine times as beneficial than the risks posed by accidents or air pollution.”  

VIDEO:     D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue Bike Lane Story (with Gabe Klein) with subtitles | Amara

Imagine a Newton where we could safely bike to work, to errands, and to the T, and kids could safely bike to school and after-school activities. Imagine many more people biking just for fun, like in this video by Bike Newton Steering Committee member Nate Aronow with the Nate Aronow Nextet:

Riders gathered for a weekly Bike Newton ride

Riders gathered for a weekly Bike Newton ride in front of Newton Free Library