Boston Rates High as Bikeable

score The Boston MA Bike Score is a grading system of bike accessibility from 0 to 100. The score is based on bike infrastructure, topography, destinations and road connectivity. We are at number five out of ten major cities. And Cambridge came in at 92 for smaller cities.

Being bike friendly is due to the efforts and the money allotted in a city to build a great biking infrastructure. Below is a list of the top ten cities with a population of 500,000 or more residents..
1. Portland (Bike Score: 70.3)
2. San Francisco (Bike Score: 70.0)
3. Denver (Bike Score: 69.5)
4. Philadelphia (Bike Score: 68.4)
5. Boston (Bike Score: 67.8)
6. Washington D.C. (Bike Score: 65.3)
7. Seattle (Bike Score: 64.1)
8. Tucson (Bike Score: 64.1)
9. New York (Bike Score: 62.3)
10. Chicago (Bike Score: 61.5)
One of the major reasons that Boston has achieved such a great score is the development of The Hubway system.

The Hubway bicycle program station at Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)

The Hubway bicycle program station at Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)

This is a bike sharing system which provides over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. You can grab a bike near your home or office and pedal your way to the next lunch meeting, errand or shopping trip, or to visit friends and family.

Boston Hubway  bike sharing system stations

          Boston Hubway bike sharing system stations

The good news is that the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville are all working with Massachusetts  Department of Transportation, The Metropolitan Area Planning Council, The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Federal Transit Administration to continue to expand the system in the Boston Area.

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BOSTON’S FIDELITY TO CALL 245 SUMMER STREET HOME

245 Summer Street will become Fidelity’s corporate headquarters. There are about 3000 employees at 245 Summer Street.
Fidelity has not decided on what to do with there property at 82 Devonshire Street and are discussing possible plans to sell the property,or lease it out. It owns the property at 245 Summer Street.

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The importance of a buyer’s agent in purchase of a condo


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A lot of people ask, “Why do I need a buyer’s agent? Can’t I just go to open houses and find my new home?”  The answer is yes you can! But finding the home is the easiest part of the process.

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    The buying process can be very complicated and confusing, especially if you do not have someone in your corner at all times. A buyer’s agent negotiates price and terms (based on knowledge of the market), makes sure all parties are  doing their job, and can help translate what is going on, from the home inspection, to condo documents, and condo financials while being mindful of deadlines. Most deals go south because of a lack of communication and all parties assuming that everything is going according to plan. A good buyer’s agent can prevent this by essentially policing all aspects of the deal. They ensure that there is open communication between the lawyers, realtors, financial institutions, buyers and sellers for the most successful transactions!
    - Drew Abysalh
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