a clear trail lined by snow next to trees and a restaurant.

Leominster and Fitchburg’s New Rail-Trail Gets Creative With Winter Maintenance

Winter can be rough for pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone attempting to wheel around on sidewalks and bike lanes through the ice and snow.  Even heavily-used trails like the Minuteman Bikeway, which links Cambridge to Bedford, can struggle to maintain paths clear of snow and ice during the winter months: One trail advocacy group in […]

What It’s Like to Be a Woman Transit Operator

Editor’s note: A version of this article appeared as part of the Subtext Zine from Transit Center and is republished with permission.  Across the U.S., transit agencies are grappling with a shortfall of operators. These operators — frontline workers that keep buses and trains running are essential to a functioning transit network that actually gets riders where […]
Deodhar's e-bike leans against the wall as he exits the storage shed.

Zipping Through Town On An E-bike with Aseem Deodhar

Last fall, Rad Power Bikes, an e-bike vendor who envisions “a world where transportation is energy-efficient, enjoyable and accessible to all,” offered a sweet deal on one of their popular bikes – just irresistible enough to prompt many people to leap into the electric bike world. In October, the company’s RadMission e-bike went on sale […]