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Boston’s Nicole Freedman

Boston’s Nicole Freedman

She was my first interview here at cdmCyclist. Welcome back, Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bikes. She's been running Boston's bike programs since the beginning and she's taken it far. When Bicycling magazine called Boston the worst city for cyclists…

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Fred Kent, Placemaker

Fred Kent, Placemaker

Last January Fred did a talk followed by a walk; I was in the audience. He was visiting several cities on this tour through the west — Los Altos, Stanford University, Pasadena, Riverside and Long Beach — where civic leaders…

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My Mother Mary

My Mother Mary

My mother recently passed away, after a long illness. Many will remember my multi-modal train/bike trip to visit her this summer; check out Visit Your Mother. Although she was born at home in Reading, MA, she was a great storyteller…

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Riding Boston’s Bikeshare

I had to take one out for a spin. I'd never ridden a Bikeshare bike before – Montreal was too cold and wet, in Barcelona I had no idea where I wanted to go, but here in Boston I did…

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Boston Bikes’ Nicole Freedman

Boston Bikes’ Nicole Freedman

We started last and late, so one thing we've done is study everyone's best practices – talk to everyone.Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman What challenges did she face? "Every city has its advantages," she counters; for example, Frederick Law Olmstead,…

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