Biker wins rush hour race from Davis to Kendall squares, beating T rider, and driver

The biker, the T rider, and the driver who raced from Davis to Kendall Square.
The biker, the T rider, and the driver who raced from Davis to Kendall Square. –LivableStreets Alliance

It’s official: Riding a bicycle is the fastest way to travel from Davis to Kendall squares during rush hour.

This morning, LivableStreets Alliance, the Somerville Bicycle Committee, and the Cambridge Bicycle Committee hosted a rush hour race between a biker, an MBTA rider, and a driver.

Jackie Douglas, executive director for LivableStreets, said the three-mile race was geared to raise awareness on the different options people have for commuting and the benefits of riding a bike or using public transportation.

The biker, Josh Zisson, took only 20 minutes to reach the finish line. The MBTA rider came in second, at 29 minutes, and the driver came in third, at 32 minutes, Douglas said.

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Zisson is a lawyer and the author of the Bike Safe Boston blog, which aims to be a resource for “all things Boston biking, with an emphasis on bike law and policy.’’

He wore a helmet camera to prove he followed all traffic laws during the race, he wrote in a blog post.

Laurie Deitemeyer, better known as @RideLikeCharlie on Twitter, took the Red Line and Ken Carlson, one of the members of the Somerville Bike Committee, drove.

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