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Ethan Gilsdorf | Shifting Gears

For Boston's bicycling czar, gung ho is the only speed

Nicole Freedman, Boston's top bicycling official, pedals through Arlington, Va., in a 2000 contest. She was a professional racer from 1994 to 2005, and competed in the 2000 Olympics. Nicole Freedman, Boston's top bicycling official, pedals through Arlington, Va., in a 2000 contest. She was a professional racer from 1994 to 2005, and competed in the 2000 Olympics. (Phil Marques)
By Ethan Gilsdorf
Globe Correspondent / April 6, 2008

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Nicole Freedman's official position may be director of bicycle programs for the City of Boston. But she's frequently referred to as Boston's "bike czar." It's a dictatorial-sounding job title that comes with big expectations to change the local cycling climate, and quickly. (Full article: 1131 words)

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