longwood area cyclists

Longwood Area Cyclists is a diverse group of people who bike to work and school in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Our group promotes bike community while advocating for safer streets in and around the Longwood Area. In 2017, we are taking action by helping to lead a year-long public engagement campaign in Longwood with LivableStreets Alliance. Learn more about the campaign here

The first Longwood Cyclists Summit was held on August 7, 2015 in response to the growing increase of cyclists in the area. Sadly that was also the same day that Anita Kurmann, a Swiss endocrinologist and thyroid surgeon, was killed while bicycling to the Longwood Area. As a member of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, the Longwood Area Cyclist group is  committed to working with MASCO and the City of Boston to meet its goal of zero traffic deaths and fatalities by 2030.


The Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) is a world-class medical and academic center bordered by the Town of Brookline and the Fenway, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill neighborhoods of Boston. The LMA is a major economic engine for Boston and the region. Home to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, and other healthcare and research facilities, the LMA has made Boston the leading recipient of NIH funding among all U.S. cities for 18 consecutive years.

Simmons College, Emmanuel College, Wheelock College, Emerson College, Mass College of Pharmacy, Wentworth College, Mass College of Art, T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Dental School, and several other academic institutions attract thousands of students. The Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO) offers planning, transportation and coordination support to the area's many institutions.