Commonwealth Avenue is the home to Boston’s first bike lanes. Each day an increasing number of cyclists are taking advantage of the green colored lane, which stretches from Kenmore Square to the Agganis Arena. These bike lanes are a result of a collaborative initiative from BU Bikes, a student organization, and Boston Bikes.
As part of the Commonwealth Avenue beautification project, and to further encourage alternative transportation, Boston University has been adding bike racks around both campuses in response to higher ridership.
On the Boston University Medical Campus, TranSComm operates two bike cages; one located at the Menino Pavilion on Harrison Ave, and the other on East Newton Street, allowing a capacity of 320 bicycles. Spots are available for $20.00 per year and can be purchased through the Office of Transportation Services. Bike racks are also located throughout the campus, including 610 and 710 Albany Street Garages.
On the Charles River Campus there are approximately 217 bicycle racks, allowing a 2,176 capacity.
To prevent theft, register your bike with the BUPD. And wear a helmet when riding. For more tips and rules of the road, visit BU Bike Safety. And if you’re looking to meet some like-minded riders, check out some of the local cycling organizations and join a community ride.
University bicyclists also have the unique opportunity to bike to work or class using two major bike paths. One is the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path (17 miles) and the Fenway Bike Path, allowing employees and students a viable commute option from adjacent cities, towns, and Boston neighborhoods. Find the best route for you or download a full list of bike-friendly paths and routes here.
Boston University is a multi-year recipient of the Bike Friendly Business Award from the City of Boston.