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The MBTA closed most of its downtown subway stations Sunday night, escalating tensions as thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters struggled to get home.

How T Closures Escalated Post-Protest Tensions

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Management at the MBTA is facing intense criticism after shutting down core subway stations on recent evenings, leaving thousands of its riders stranded and trapped among the belligerent police forces they were protesting against. On Sunday evening, thousands of people participated in a peaceful march from Nubian Square to the State House. As night fell […]
The Boston Cyclists Union's "Bike to Market" events bring bike repair services and training to Boston neighborhoods that are underserved by brick-and-mortar bike shops. Photo courtesy of the Boston Cyclists Union.

Poor and black ‘invisible cyclists’ need to be part of post-pandemic transport planning too

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Editor’s note: this article originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission from the author. As states and workplaces prepare to open up after the lockdown, many people are looking for alternatives to public transit to get to work. The National Association of City Transport Officials reports an “explosion in cycling” in […]