Dina's "Why I Ride"
After participating in a bike tour two summers ago, I became enthralled with the idea of biking. My bike fulfilled my teenage desire for independence and freedom. I began biking to school year round and realized the personal benefits of biking and the stark lack of bicycle infrastructure in Newton. In response, I started a bike club. I hoped to get more students involved with and educated about biking. I also wanted to advocate for safer bike infrastructure, so I connected with Bike Newton, our local advocacy group.
Next year, I hope to expand Bike Club’s role as advocates for safer streets in Newton. As surrounding towns begin to expand their bikeability, it is important for Newton to keep up to ensure that bike lane networks can develop.
Take a look at the posters below created by Dina and the Newton North Bike Club: