Boston has experienced a major bike boom in the last several years with people taking to two wheels for commuting, running errands, exercising and leisure activities. New bike lanes are popping up all the time, making it easier than ever to become a city cyclist. And with easy access to Boston, Batch Yard residents will find getting around by bike a cinch.
The Batch Yard is located about three-and-a-half miles, or about 20 minutes by bike, from the city center. This short route is perfect for commuting into the city for work. Biking to the office is a great way to squeeze in some exercise and get fresh air, plus you can avoid sitting in traffic, looking for parking or cramming onto the T.
Boston is a very bike-friendly city since its mostly flat and the increase in cyclists means that roads are better suited to bikes than they were just a few years ago. The increased awareness of cyclists and their rights means drivers are getting better at sharing the roads.
In addition to biking to work, Batch Yard residents can run errands to nearby shops or head out for a night on the town on two wheels. Boston’s small size means nothing is really too far away to bike to, including shopping areas, restaurants and bars and places to relax, like parks.
One of the best biking destinations in the Boston area is the Minuteman Bikeway. This 10-mile-long paved path takes riders through Cambridge, Arlington and Lexington before ending in Bedford. It’s the perfect place to take a morning or afternoon ride, stopping in each town along the way. And with cooler temperatures rolling in fall is the season to experience all the Minuteman has to offer cyclists.
Whether you’re commuting to work or just looking to enjoy a leisurely ride, The Batch Yard’s proximity to Boston and the area’s bike-friendliness make it the perfect place to be a city cyclist.