Wednesday, February 29, 2012

State of the Hub: Boston Bikes


February 28, 2012 - Emily Mailloux, left, and Janie Katz, second from left, of Green Streets Initiative speak with Marcy Ostberg, right, of Boston's Day and Evening Academy at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. Green Streets Initiative is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of sustainable and active transportation. Above Mailloux, Green Streets Initiative's Somerville Coordinator, and Katz, the group's overall supervisor, speak with Osterberg about the benefits that biking to work could have for her and her co-workers at the Boston Day and Evening Academy. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Above free bike maps of Boston and other free literature on cycling in the city of Boston were provided by the Mayor's office and other groups at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. Though Mayor Menino was not present members of his office presented on the improved state of bike use and bike safety in the city highlighting bike and helmet distribution programs and an increase in bike lanes on city streets.











February 28, 2012 - Richard Giordano, center, asks the presenters a question during 4th Annual Hub on Wheels presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. "Can we work with the Boston Public Library to get some spots for bikes," asked the Boston resident, who has been riding a bike in Boston since 1972. Hub on Wheels is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, a longtime bike activist and founder of MassPaths, receives a Lifetime Bike Activist Award from the Mayor's office on Tuesday night at the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. The Mayor's office issued other awards to different individuals and businesses that promote bike use and safety within the city of Boston.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, left, is congratulated for winning a Lifetime Bike Activist Award from the Mayor's office by Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy group after the 4th Annual State of the Hub presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative.


February 28, 2012 - Jessica Mink, a longtime bike activist, rides her bike back to her home in Rosindale, MA after the 4th Annual Hub on Wheels presentation at the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Boston. Mink received an award from the Mayor's office for her bike activism at the State of the Hub presentation. State of the Hub is an annual presentation given by Mayor Menino's office on the state of the Boston Bike's initiative. Mink said of her bike, "It's new, it's a little flashy. It kind of reminds me of a pimp's bike because of all the white and gold adornments."

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