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Through the eyes of a city cyclist

City streets are filled with dangerous drivers, clueless pedestrians, and potholes. But bicycling to work is an act of freedom — and connection

It’s still one of the best parts of my day.

I’ve been commuting to work by bicycle for 10 years now — not every day and less so as the kids get older and need to be shuttled around more — but as regularly as I can manage. I live in Newton near the Brighton line and work at the Globe offices in Dorchester; my various routes, each around 10 miles, take me along the Charles, or through Allston and downtown, or through Roxbury from Longwood to Savin Hill. It’s hardcore urban bicycling, and I love it.

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