JP’s Nicole Freedman, Twice Director of Boston Bikes, Pedals Off to Seattle

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Add Nicole Freedman's name to the list of high-level city officials who live in Jamaica Plain decamping for elsewhere.

Freedman, director of Boston Bikes, announced her departure for a similar gig in Seattle on a city listserv.

"I am proud of how much we have accomplished together for cycling here in Boston. Since launching we have added 92 miles of bike lanes and nearly 2,000 bike racks. We have an award winning Community Biking Program which has donated 4,015 bikes and trained 23,000 youth. And of course, the New Balance Hubway system has become a new Boston institution."

This is the second time Freedman has departed from the post of Boston Bike czar. She left in April 2012 to become executive director of Maine Huts and Trails. She returned to direct Boston Bikes in January 2013.

Here's Freedman's letter on her departure, which takes effect next Friday.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, a longtime JP resident, left her role as head of the city's Public Health Commission in September for a job with the Kellogg Foundation.

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