Flowers & Such: Boston Bike Lanes

$6,800 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 15 months
Jonathan Fertig  BOSTON, MA
I'm Jonathan. I live in Dorchester and ride my bike 12 months a year to Harvard Sq , where I practice architecture.
In an effort to increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, this weekend I placed some flowers and cones in the buffer of an unprotected bike lane on Mass Ave at Beacon Street in Boston where young woman was recently killed by a truck driver while riding her bicycle.
The City of Boston has shown a complete lack of will to do what is required to protect the safety of vulnerable road users.
I will use any money raised here to buy flowers and other supplies to execute more interventions along the Mass Ave corridor, the most dangerous stretch of road in the city.
in the unlikely event that I actually raise $1,000, know that there is enough to do on this street for thousands more.
I love this city, and I love the people who ride this city. It's time that we show the Walsh administration that we are not OK with their indifference.
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Update 3
Posted by Jonathan Fertig
2 months ago
Hello all!
I apologize for not posting an update in a long time; activism is time consuming!
This past week the City of Boston installed flexposts on a short stretch of Beacon Street on which I have repeatedly dropped cones and flowers over the past few months. Whether it was in direct response to my actions I can't say, but I was mentioned in a Boston Globe article that raised the profile of this simple fix: ( https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/01/students-return-cyclicsts-compete-with-moving-trucks-bike-lanes/MAt15fqdd0CFxw3WjpwCFM/story.html)

Thank you to all who have donated at some point over the past year. I've been working on an intervention for a few weeks that I'm really excited about, and will post an update once it's live.

If you haven't read about the "Transformation Departments" that have sprung up over the past year, be sure to check out this article in CityLab about a group in San Francisco that is doing some great work with flowers and cones. ( http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/09/a-cyclist-group-in-san-francisco-keeps-making-renegade-bike-lanes/500909/)

Cheers-
Jonathan
#DemandMore
Newly-installed flexposts
Can't figure out why this is upside down
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Update 2
Posted by Jonathan Fertig
15 months ago
Day three begins and somehow I've raised $3,214!
You are all amazing!
I hope that this small action has ignited a fire in you to make similar interventions where you live.
These picture show cones that I placed on my way to work. It took 5 seconds.
Slowing turns, one cone at a time
Drop it down and walk away
Cones are great places for sunflowers!
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Update 1
Posted by Jonathan Fertig
15 months ago
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Oh my!
I'm floored by everyone's generosity.
Let's see how high we can get this.
Improvements brought to you by flowers!
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John Healy
15 months ago

Coins for Cones.

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$6,800 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 15 months
Created September 08, 2015
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$30
Alex Frieden
2 months ago

More flowers!

JF
$25
Jeffrey Ferris
2 months ago

Thank you for bicycling successfully through this city for many years and for working to make it better for all.

$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
AW
$25
Alan Wright
3 months ago

Rightlegpegged - THANKS for all you are doing!

$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
NM
$100
Nicholas Milano
3 months ago
CF
$75
Cheryl Fertig
3 months ago
DC
$50
Doug Cornelius
3 months ago
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$100
Patrick Greenwell
3 months ago
John Healy
15 months ago

Coins for Cones.

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